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Storm’s uncertain track sows fear Hurricane Florence putting a corridor of more than 10 million people in danger as it nears the Carolinas By Jeffrey Collins The Associated Press

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast. Faced with new forecasts that showed a more southerly threat,

Georgia’s governor joined his counterparts in Virginia and North and South Carolina in declaring a state of emergency, and some residents who had thought they were safely out of range boarded up their homes. The National Hurricane Center’s best guess was that Florence would blow ashore as early as Friday afternoon around the North Carolina-South Carolina line, then push its rainy way westward with a potential for catastrophic inland flooding. Florence’s nighttime winds were down to 115 mph from a high of 140 mph, and the Category 4 storm fell

to a Category 3, with a further slow weakening expected as the storm nears the coast. But authorities warned it will still be an extremely dangerous hurricane. “Do you want to get hit with a train or do you want to get hit with a cement truck?” said Jeff Byard, an administrator with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Tropical storm-force winds extended 195 miles (315 kilometers) from Florence’s center, and hurricane-force winds reached out 70 miles (110 kilometers). The National Weather Service See STORM, A6

Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, N.C., Wednesday as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast. [CHUCK BURTON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

‘We are in a crisis’

California becoming a global force on climate By Evan Halper Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — Even as California forged its own path for years to battle global warming, pressing forward whether Washington agreed or not, skeptics have persistently scolded that it is just a state — it can’t set policy for the nation, much less the world. If California ever had a moment to prove them wrong, it is now, as dozens of political leaders from around the world gather to step up efforts to cut carbon emissions linked to global warming as part of the Under2 Coalition, a worldwide collection of states, cities and regional governments that have pledged to do their part to help meet the goals set in the landmark 2016 Paris agreement on climate change despite opposition from the White House. At the international climate summit Gov. Jerry Brown kicked off Wednesday in San Francisco, the state is playing a role none ever has, pushing the rest of the country to join other nations in enforcing a landmark agreement on climate change that President Donald Trump has quit. Put simply, the three-day environmental summit will test whether California can bring the country to a place Congress and the White House won’t. “This is a very odd challenge we have,” Brown said. “It is coming at us from all over the planet. Everyone is contributing and everyone has got to do something to combat it. It is a totally unique world challenge, never before faced. There is nothing like this.” Indeed, as the Trump administration prepared this week to ease regulations on methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases, many states are looking to follow California and Colorado in pursuing policies that require energy firms to capture the methane their drilling operations release and convert it into electricity. In other sectors, more ambitious commitments may be made. California’s new law — signed Monday — putting the state on a path to 100 percent renewable energy could motivate others to make similar pledges this week. Brown had not planned the



Toni McNeil talks about the difficulty in finding affordable housing in Stockton, where her situation is emblematic of many facing the same plight; after her daughter moved from the home they rented together, McNeil found herself unable to afford a place of her own for the first time in her adult life. [PHOTOS BY CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

Affordable housing a growing problem in SJ By Roger Phillips Record Staff Writer






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STOCKTON — For about five years, Toni McNeil shared a home with her grown daughter near University of the Pacific with rent set at a tolerable $1,195 a month. It was a comfortable arrangement in a nice neighborhood with a landlord happy to have reliable tenants. But early in 2017, McNeil’s daughter moved to be closer to her job in Galt. So with her fragile rental arrangement upended, McNeil found herself looking for a new home where she could afford the rent by herself. McNeil ended up sharing a north Stockton apartment with a woman who was looking for a roommate who would pay a portion of the $1,750 rent. McNeil agreed to pay $550, which included the smaller of two bedrooms, kitchen privileges, and use of the washer and dryer. The arrangement works financially for McNeil, a community See HOUSING, A6

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Carmen Slaughter, who works three part-time jobs and receives a monthly housing-assistance voucher that still falls short of what she has been able to find, has resorted to sleeping on a friend’s sofa, as do her twin 18-year-old daughters; a 13-year-old son has one of the apartment’s two bedrooms. “I’m at the point where I’m going to be holding signs on March Lane saying, ‘Hey, look, someone just give me a chance,’ “ Slaughter said. “I have children. They depend on me.”




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3 injured, 1 critically, after triple shooting in Stockton By Almendra Carpizo  Record Staff Writer

STOCKTON — A man shot three people, including a teenager, Tuesday night in a neighborhood north of downtown Stockton, police reported.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting about 10:10 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of East Oak Street and found three victims suffering from gunshot wounds, the Stockton Police Department said. The victims, three males

ages 41, 21 and 16, were hanging out in the area when a man walked up and for an unknown reason fired multiple rounds at the group, Stockton police said. The victims were taken to a hospital. The 41- and 16-yearold males are listed in fair

condition, while the 21-yearold man is in critical condition. Police said the shooter is unknown. Over the course of Wednesday morning, Stockton police had Oak Street, between San Joaquin and Sutter streets, cordoned off while they

investigated the shooting. There was no more information available late Wednesday.

Robbery: A man was struck in the face by a blunt object at 2 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of East Los Felis Avenue. The victim lost consciousness and the attacker went through his pockets taking money and cigarettes. The victim awoke and saw the robber going toward El Dorado Street. The victim ended up taking himself to the hospital on Wednesday for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Police described the robber as a man with medium/dark skin, short black hair and wearing a black T-shirt and black jeans. Robbery: After cashing a check, a man went into a tent along South San Joaquin Street near Momon Slough at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. While inside, two men hit him on the head with a golf club and took personal property. One of the individuals is said to be a black man in his 20s, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 100 pounds and wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. The other man also is black, 5 feet 9 inches tall with a thin build and wearing a light gray

shirt and blue jeans. Officers also said there was a woman involved, described as 40 years old wearing black shorts and a black shirt. Robbery: Two men approached a man walking at East Lafayette and “F” streets and demanded money from the victim at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. When the victim said he had none, they hit him in the head and took his wallet. They took off in a Honda-type vehicle and the wallet was recovered with all of its contents by a citizen. The first man is listed as white, 25 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 200 pounds. The second man is 20 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and  180 pounds. Both were said to be wearing a shirt and jeans. Resisting arrest: Officers were checking out two subjects loitering at 1310 Rosemarie Lane

at 1:42 p.m. Wednesday. During a probation search on one of them, Brams Munsinger allegedly ran from police and was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. Munsinger, 34, continued to act erratically, had to be restrained and was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and for public intoxication. Attempted robbery: A man was trying to cut the cables from a stack of jeans in a store at Weberstown Mall at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday. A store employee confronted him and they struggled over a pair of jeans. The would-be robber left without taking any merchandise and got into a red 2005 Ford Focus. The man is described as black, 30-40 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 270 pounds with short black hair, dark eyes and last seen wearing a white shirt and black


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Sheriff’s Office There were 43 bookings at the San Joaquin County Jail in the 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. Wednesday. At that time, there were 1,301 people held at the jail, which has an official capacity of 1,550. When the jail is full, some inmates may be released early. Stockton Police Assault with a deadly weapon:

A man sleeping in his car Monday at 9 p.m. in the 2200 block of East Myrtle Street when he awoke to a known person striking him with a metal object. The victim was taken to a local area hospital for treatment. Robbery: At 2:42 a.m. Wednesday, a man walking along East Hammer Lane and Giradri Way was hit in the face with a metal object. While on the ground, the attacker took property from him and ran away. The victim suffered injuries to his face and was treated at a hospital.

Re s i s t i n g a r re s t : Daniel McGrew was arrested on suspicion of warrants, municipal code violations and for resisting arrest at 2:26 p.m. Wednesday after failing to comply with police when they saw him in the 10000 block of Trinity Parkway. Authorities said McGrew, 41, pulled away from officers and had to be taken to the ground and continued to resist.

Stockton Fire The Stockton Fire Department responded to 129 calls for service in the 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. Wednesday, including  14 vehicle accidents, 92 medical calls and two structure fires. The Record


Two people stabbed while wrestling away gun STOCKTON — Two women were stabbed during a struggle to remove a gun from a suspect who had fired shots into the air during an argument. At 11:35 p.m. Tuesday, officers were sent to the 400 block of East Bianchi Road on the report of a disturbance. Investigators learned that a man had been in verbally fighting with the suspect when two shots were fired. Two women at the scene wrestled the gun away from the shooter and during the struggle, they were both stabbed with a small pocket knife, police said. The attacker, described only as a woman, then left the location. The victims were taken to a local area hospital for treatment on non-life threatening injuries.

in the area of West Washington and South Madison streets at 6:25 p.m. when he was approached by the suspect wielding a jackhammer. According to officers, the suspect struck the victim in the head with the large tool, knocking him to the ground. The attacker went through the victim’s pockets but did not

take anything, authorities said. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Police described the assailant as a 30-year-old black man with a short beard and short hair. He was last seen wearing red shorts and a black T-shirt.

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Jackhammer attacker injures Stockton man STOCKTON — A man was attacked by another man armed with a jackhammer Tuesday night and is expected to survive. Police reported the victim was

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LOCAL BONNIE LEW — 1946-2018

‘She was just so effervescent and full of life’ Longtime Stockton librarian and noted Chinese-American community leader dies at 72 By Lori Gilbert Record Staff Writer

STOCKTON — Bonnie Lew, who spent 27 years as a Stockton librarian and worked tirelessly on behalf of the Chinese community, died Tuesday night, surrounded by friends and family. She was 72. Lew was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2016, had undergone treatment and spent her last days in St. Joseph’s oncology hospice center. “She loves people and didn’t mind them coming to the hospital. She’d open her arms every time someone came and called out their name,” said Judy Hong, who got to know Lew through their work for Jene Wah, the agency that provides meals and other services for seniors. Even as cancer took its final toll, Lew remained upbeat. “When she was in the hospital the last time, she kept saying, ‘I’m so blessed.’ That’s how she approached her life,” said Colleen Foster, who began working at Stockton Central Library a year before Lew was hired, and was city librarian when Lew was head librarian at the Troke branch. Lew told The Record in 2009, “I was blessed with a happy personality. I was blessed with a sunny

attitude. You can make something positive out of anything.” She had to do that often. She lost her husband of 28 years, Bob Lew, to cancer in 2000 when he was 50. Born Bonnie Cheung on Jan. 25, 1946, in San Francisco’s Chinatown to an American-born mother and father who’d left China at 13, Lew’s life was turned upside down when her father bought a grocery store in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and moved his family of five to the Deep South. The store catered to blacks in the segregated town, but white men liked Tom Cheung and would drink beer in his store and take him fishing. Lew attended the segregated white school, but never felt as though she fit in.  Chinese, not  uncommon in the South, weren’t accepted by blacks or whites, she said, but she was taught to be open to everyone she encountered, any of whom might become customers. The Cheung family lived in the back of their store and all of them worked. Even when she went to Delta State University, Lew recalled going home every weekend to work in the store. That work ethic was demonstrated to those who knew her in Stockton, where she moved in 1970 to work as a reference librarian at the Central Library (renamed the Cesar Chavez Central Library in

1993), having returned to California to earn her master’s degree in library science from San Jose State University. “She was serious about her work,” Foster said. “She knew the library was a good thing. She knew she had to do a good job for the people we were serving. She made sure everybody was on that same page. She could be a bit of a taskmaster when it came to important things like that.” She was just as diligent in her community work. “She was an indefatigable worker,” said Gladys Ikeda, who met Lew through the Chinese Cultural Society, and then served on the Jene Wah board with her. “She was a very strong supporter. She was American born, not Chinese born, but she was well versed in Chinese culture. The seniors loved her. She was outgoing, friendly, indefatigable, vivacious.” In addition to her skills as a cook, Lew studied tai chi and she taught traditional Chinese dance, first to young girls and then to seniors at Jene Wah. Lew was one of the first members of the Chinese Cultural Society to participate in Shirley Ng’s dance program, learning traditional dances from a native Chinese dancer. Later, she became the teacher and the program was See LEW, A4

HBCU Recruitment Fair stops in Stockton

Bonnie Lew demonstrates how to prepare lettuce wraps at the 34th annual Chinese New Year Parade & Festival on Feb. 26, 2012, in downtown Stockton. [CALIXTRO ROMIAS/RECORD FILE 2012]

Weber Point fountain fix moves ahead But popular water feature likely won’t be open by summer By Wes Bowers Record Staff Writer

Gerald Williams, a representative from Alabama A&M University, left, speaks with Margarita Barriga, 17, who interested in majoring in biology, during the 19th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities Recruitment Fair held Wednesday at Edison High School. More than 1,000 students from five school districts in San Joaquin County, as well as Modesto from Stanislaus County, attended the fair. Thirty-six universities and colleges from around the country were represented at the fair, with some offering “on the spot” admissions and scholarships to students who qualified. [PHOTOS BY CALIXTRO ROMIAS/THE RECORD]

Damon Dorsey, 16, fills out an application for Lincoln University, where he is interested in getting a business degree.

High school senior Lisette Urizar, 17, enters information as she fills out an electronic application to Virginia State University with help from Angela M. Diggs, the university’s director of recruitment. “I think having this is really good because half the time, you will find students who don’t know what they want to do. Personally, I can say I was one of them at one point,” Urizar said. “When you bring all this around us it allows the kids to see how many opportunities are put in front of them if only they would put themselves out there. It shows them anything is possible.”

STOCKTON — The Weber Point Events Center interactive water fountain most likely won’t be open by summertime, but plans to repair its aging filtration system are slowly moving along. The city of Stockton Public Works Department is currently finalizing a contract with Formosa Fountain & Engineering Co. to design a new filtration and chemical system for the popular Weber Point feature. The fountain’s current system, which was built in 1999, does not meet San Joaquin County Environmental Health Department requirements. In May, the city said the system had been “marginally effective” during days of high usage, caused by the 20-year-old parts subject to giving out at any time. “(The fountain) probably won’t be available this summer, only

because of the bid process once we get past the design phase,” parks manager Victor Machado said. “We’re hoping to get going (with construction) toward the middle or end of summer.” Machado said the contract with Formosa Fountain & Engineering Co. should be completed within the next couple of weeks. From there, the Fullertonbased firm will examine the fountain and come up with a new, state-of-the-art filtration system, he said. Once the construction phase begins, he said, the fountain area of Weber Point will be closed to pedestrian traffic. When operational, the fountain provides a variety of spray, fog and vertical plumes that residents can run through every day between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. It is estimated that several hundred visitors use the fountain on a daily basis between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. during the summer months. See FOUNTAIN, A4

Jordan Leon cools off in the interactive fountain at Weber Point Events Center in downtown Stockton on May 28, 2017. [CLIFFORD OTO/RECORD FILE 2017]

Family arrivals surge at US-Mexico border in August By Elliot Spagat The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — U.S. border authorities arrested dramatically more immigrant families at the Mexico border in August compared to previous months in a spike that a Trump administration

official said Wednesday was the result of ”legal loopholes” allowing children to avoid immediate deportation to their homelands in Central America. The number of families arriving at the Mexico border reached 15,955, up from 12,274 in July, according to Customs and Protection. Families

accounted for more than one-third of people who were stopped at the border. Commissioner Kevin McAleenan called the increase “a direct response to gaps in the legal framework,” adding, “we’re not surprised by it, but it’s been a very stark trend.”

The numbers offer a glimpse into the impact of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on illegal crossings introduced in April, which resulted in the separation of more than 2,500 children from their parents. President Donald Trump effectively ended the practice of separating families in June amid

heavy criticism. The statistics also come as the midterm elections are approaching and immigration remains a key issue in campaigns across the country. McAleenan, a Trump appointee, called the situation “a See ARREST, A4


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Math tutors needed STOCKTON — Calling all retirees, high school math wonders, college students and community members who love math: the San Joaquin County Office of Education is in need of

your help. Volunteers are needed for the SJCOE Math Easy Tutoring program, which provides free tutoring to any sixth- through 12th-grade student who drops in during sessions held at the Margaret K. Troke Library from

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Volunteer positions are open to various members of the community willing to put in the time to make a difference. The Margaret K. Troke Library is located on 502

W. Benjamin Holt Drive in Stockton. For more information about becoming a tutor, contact (209) 468-9177 or send an email to The Record

PARK(ing) Day to find a space in Stockton The Record

STOCKTON — For the second consecutive year, the Stockton community will join artists, activists and citizens from around the world in marking international PARK(ing) Day, which aims to provide a glimpse of what’s possible in a public space if there is not a car and a meter taking up room. The event is Sept. 21 during downtown business hours. The original PARK(ing) Day was organized in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio. In the years since, it has become an international event, with the San Joaquin Bike Coalition serving as the Stockton organizer. “In urban centers around the world, inexpensive curbside parking results in increased During the 2017 PARK(ing) Day, Jill Lipke, left, has a conversation with Tammy Ramirez in a parking traffic, wasted fuel and more space on Main Street, near San Joaquin Street. The global event features people temporarily pollution,” Rebar’s Matthew transforming urban metered parking spots into public spaces for art, recreation or relaxation. [CLIFFORD Passmore has said. “The plan- OTO/RECORD FILE 2017 ] ning strategies that generated these conditions are not sus- Stockton event will “stimuThe Bike Coalition said it of Stockton’s PARK(ing) Day tainable, nor do they promote late new ideas about how we “has teamed up with local cre- hope the event will “spur some a healthy, vibrant human habi- use our public spaces and atives, businesses and agencies conversation about permanent tat. PARK(ing) Day is about interact with the environ- to create nine installations parklets and creative spaces reimagining the possibilities ment and one another — and throughout the downtown downtown.” of the urban landscape.” maybe even make these tem- core.” According to Board For more information, A release by the San Joaquin porary changes into permanent President Kari McNickle of contact the Bike Coalition at Bike Coalition said it hopes the improvements.” the Bike Coalition, organizers

Gunman kills 5, self in Bakersfield The Associated Press

BAKERSFIELD — Authorities say a gunman in Bakersfield has killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as a sheriff’s deputy closed in. Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood says the shootings began shortly before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and occurred at a business and a home in Bakersfield. There was no immediate word on how the other victims were related late Wednesday. “This is highly unusual to have six people shot and dead in one incident,” Youngblood told the Bakersfield Californian. Youngblood told the newspaper that the suspect went

to a trucking business with his wife and confronted another male at the business near Bear Mountain Sports. The husband shot the man, and then turned and shot his wife. A third male who showed up on the scene was pursued and shot by the husband as well, the newspaper reported. The husband then went to another location and confronted two males at a home before shooting and killing them, then hijacked a vehicle with a woman and child in it. The woman and child escaped, according to the Bakersfield Californian. A deputy found him driving along Edison Highway. The suspect pulled into a lot and when the deputy confronted him, he shot himself in the chest.

California’s poverty rate still highest in US By Michael Finch The Sacramento Bee

SACRAMENTO — Newly released federal estimates show California’s poverty rate remained the highest in the nation, despite a modest fall, and the state’s falling uninsured rate slowed for the first time since before Medicaid expansion. According to the Census Bureau, the share of Californians in poverty fell

to 19 percent — a 1.4 percent decrease from last year. However, policy experts warned that in spite of the good news more than 7 million people still struggle to get by in the state. The poverty figures released Wednesday are said to paint the best picture of life for California’s working poor since it encompasses income from government programs and factors in the high cost of living in some corners of the

state. Although California has a vigorous economy and a number of safety net programs to aid needy residents, it’s often not enough to forestall economic hardship for one out of every five residents, the data show. The high cost of living, primarily in housing, is a strong counterweight to many of the state’s efforts, said Caroline Danielson, policy director at the Public Policy Institute of

California. “We do have a housing crisis in many parts of the state and our poverty rate is highest in Los Angeles County,” she said, adding that cost of living and poverty is often highest in the state’s coastal counties. “When you factor that in we struggle.” The portion of uninsured residents dropped from 7.3 percent to 7.2 percent. The one-tenth of a point decrease was a significantly smaller decline than the past four years.

Town Hall to focus on Weston Ranch violence The Record

STOCKTON — Weston Ranch High School will host a town hall meeting next week to rally the community in the aftermath of three homicides in the south Stockton neighborhood in the past five months.

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so successful there were thee levels — children, juniors and young adults — and they danced at local events and fairs and the California State Fair. She even took a group to Taiwan one summer to learn dances there, and she studied to make sure dancers were appropriately dressed for each dance. The youth club faded away and Lew adapted the dances for seniors at Jene Wah. “Those dancers were influenced by Bonnie and I heard from a lot of them (Wednesday),” said Sue Mow, whose daughters danced with Lew. “She was a big influence on their lives. That personality, bubbly, loving, many girls were very touched. I told them, ‘Look at it this way. You’re so fortunate to have had this woman in your life.’ ” In addition to teaching dance at Jene Wah, Lew served as board president for several


The fountain was closed on several occasions during the summer of 2017 before its closure last fall. Preliminary construction

The “Save Our Community Town Hall Meeting,” organized by the Weston Ranch Community Association, will take place at 6 p.m. on Sept. 19. For more information, contact warmsleykimberly@ Elected officials, teachers, school administrators, years, helped land federal money to pay for senior meals and with Ikeda started a fundraising pancake breakfast that continues today. “I used to tell my husband she had brains and brawn. In Chinese we have a word for that (mon mo),” Hong said. “When I say that it means she’s good at everything. She was intelligent, writing, education-wise, and brawn, she was athletic. She was a good cook and could sew. She could do everything. I so admired her.” H e r w o r k l e d Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, to honor Lew in 2014 as 13th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year. Her story of growing up in Mississippi was included in Judy Yung’s 2006 book  “Chinese American Voices.” That book resulted in Lew being selected for New York’s Museum of Chinese in America’s series of 10 portraits of Chinese in different eras in America. Lew responded to honors and recognition with genuine surprise. Her experiences in

costs are about $400,000, not including inspection and construction administration. According to, the company designed and built the interactive fountain at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez in downtown San Jose, as well as a standard fountain at the Anaheim Convention Center, among

community leaders, business owners and community members will unite to discuss, explore and seek answers that will make the neighborhood safer. Eighteen-year-old Ruben Chairez Cisneros was found shot inside a vehicle in the parking lot of the Weston

Ranch Shopping Center on April 8. He died at a hospital hours later. Isaac Thurman, 21, was found shot to death in the same parking lot on Aug. 27, and Julies Anthony Batieste, 22, was shot in the 1500 block of Ishi Goto Street on Sept. 7 and died later at a hospital.

Bonnie Lew helps fit Lucy Berkling, with Chinese dance clothing on June 24, 2015, as the sounds of Chinese music filled Colliver Hall at the Confucius Church of Stockton for the fifth annual Chinese Culture Camp. [CALIXTRO ROMIAS/RECORD FILE 2015]

Mississippi were thrust upon her, she said. She was a child taken there to live and made the best of it. She said she loved being a librarian and found her calling in helping seniors. “She was just so effervescent and full of life,” Foster said. “Even when she was sick she

others. “Formosa engineers with this specific type of project,” Machado said. “We’re going to get the Weber Point fountain open as soon as possible.” Contact reporter Wes Bowers at (209) 546-8258, or Follow him on Twitter @WesBo26.

made sure she did everything she was capable of. She made every minute count.” Contact reporter Lori Gilbert at (209) 546-8284 or Follow her on Twitter @lorigrecord.

A Honduran man carries his 3-year-old son as his daughter and other son follow to a transport vehicle after being detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents in San Luis, Ariz. Border arrests figures for August 2018, are the latest reminder of how crossings have shifted over the past decade from predominantly Mexican men to Central American families and children. The number of family arrivals reached 15,955, a sharp increase from July that Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said was one of the highest on record. [MATT YORK/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE]

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crisis of significant proportions from a humanitarian perspective and a security perspective.” Overall, people arrested or stopped at the border totaled 46,560, up from 39,953 in July and 30,567 in August 2017. Arrests have risen from July to August in four of the previous five years, indicating seasonal factors may be an influence. Administration officials have been encouraging asylum seekers to turn themselves in at official border crossings, instead of going around them, but the August figures suggest that message isn’t getting through. Family arrests by the Border Patrol, a component of Customs and Border Protection that polices between ports of entry, soared to 12,774 in August from 9,281 in July. The increase in families arriving at official crossings climbed only slightly, to 3,181 from 3,027. The arrest tally is the latest reminder of how border crossings have shifted from predominantly Mexican men to Central American families and children. Last week, the Trump administration moved to abandon a longstanding court settlement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept locked up, proposing new regulations that would allow the government to detain families until their immigration cases are

decided. Administration officials said that ending the so-called Flores agreement of 1997 will speed up the handling of asylum requests while also deterring people from illegally crossing the border. The move angered immigrant rights advocates and is expected to trigger a court battle. Border arrests are an imperfect gauge of illegal crossings because they don’t indicate how many people got away. Trump touted border arrests when they fell sharply during his first few months in office to less than 16,000 in April 2017. The arrest tally rose in 11 of the following 12 months, topping 50,000 in March, April and May of this year. The administration said Tuesday that it will expand its tent shelter for immigrant minors crossing the border to 3,800 beds and keep it open through the end of this year. The facility at Tornillo, Texas, which originally opened with a 360-bed capacity for 30 days, is being expanded based on how many children are in the care of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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NATION&WORLD Scandal hits diocese of DiNardo By Nomaan Merchant The Associated Press

HOUSTON — As U.S. Catholic leaders head to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis about a growing church abuse crisis, the cardinal leading the delegation has been accused by two people of not doing enough to stop a priest who was arrested this week on sexual abuse charges. The two people told The Associated Press that they reported the priest and met with Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. One of them says she was promised in a meeting with DiNardo, several years after she first reported abuse, that the priest would be removed from any contact with children, only to discover that the priest remained in active ministry at another parish 70 miles away. The priest, Manuel LaRosaLopez, was arrested Tuesday by police in Conroe, Texas. Both people who spoke to the AP are cooperating with police. The priest’s arrest and allegations that DiNardo kept an abusive priest around children cast a shadow over a Thursday summit at the Vatican between Pope Francis and American bishops and cardinals. DiNardo is leading the delegation, putting him in the position of having to fend off abuse allegations in his own diocese while at the same time calling on the pope to get tougher on clergy abuse. In addition to his responsibilities in Houston, DiNardo is head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, a position that has made him a prominent figure in the church’s response to a new wave of allegations that Catholic leaders covered up sexual abuse. He has been outspoken in his calls for Pope Francis to investigate ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was removed from his post in July after a credible accusation that he groped a teenager. DiNardo himself is now facing criticism for his role in handling a priest accused of abusing children. LaRosa-Lopez, 60, is accused of fondling both people when they were teenagers and he was a priest at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe. He is charged with four counts of indecency with a child. Each count carries a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison. LaRosa-Lopez is now the pastor at St. John Fisher Catholic Church in Richmond while also serving as

In this Nov. 15, 2016, photo, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the newly-elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaks at a news conference at the USCCB’s annual fall meeting in Baltimore. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]

the archdiocese’s episcopal vicar for Hispanics. The archdiocese issued a statement Wednesday confirming that both people had come forward to report abuse by LaRosa-Lopez, one of them in 2001. The archdiocese said it reported both allegations to the state Child Protective Services, and said it was unaware of any other “allegations of inappropriate conduct involving minors” against the priest. A spokesman for CPS on Wednesday declined to comment, citing confidentiality of the reports. LaRosa-Lopez did not immediately return a phone message left Wednesday. “To anyone affected by any form of abuse by anyone who represents the Church, the Archdiocese deeply regrets such a fundamental violation of trust, and commits itself to eliminating such unacceptable actions,” the archdiocese said. Both accusers who say they went to DiNardo are now in their 30s. The Associated Press typically does not identify victims in sexual abuse cases, and both people asked that their names be withheld. One was flown by the church from the West Coast to Houston to meet with DiNardo and the victims’ assistance coordinator for the archdiocese. They met at the archdiocese on the afternoon of Aug. 10,

just as he was taking on a greater role nationally in responding to the McCarrick saga. The man wrote down notes from the meeting quickly after leaving, and shared a copy of the notes with AP. “Cardinal seemed dismissive of situation,” the notes read. He also wrote down what he says is a quote from DiNardo: “You should have told us sooner.” “It was a dismissive tone,” he recalled. “In the back of my head, I was thinking about his comment. I was so mad afterward.” Both said they had believed their cases would be too old to prosecute under statute of limitations laws. But the Texas Legislature in 2007 removed the statute of limitations for indecency with a child cases. Montgomery County prosecutors say that change means their cases remain eligible to be prosecuted now. The group Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, has called for the Texas attorney general to investigate the Houston archdiocese and others for whether they covered up sexual abuse in their ranks. “DiNardo needs to come clean on what he knows,” said Michael Norris, a member of SNAP. Both victims say they were

teenagers when LaRosa-Lopez tried to befriend them over a period before initiating physical contact. The male victim said he became interested as a teenager in joining the clergy and going to seminary. He started to attend Mass and got to know LaRosa-Lopez. Eventually, he got a job where he worked nights at Sacred Heart as an assistant. He remembered LaRosa-Lopez being known as “touchy-feely,” and that the priest’s contact with him became more physical over time: first touching on the arm, then hugging, then a kiss on the cheek. One night, he said, the priest showed him pictures of young seminarians that “he had a lot of fun with,” and tried to take the teenager’s clothes off and put his hands down his pants. He pushed back and quickly left the residence. He said he reported the incident to church authorities last year. The archdiocese said Wednesday it was “formally presented” with the allegation in August. The female accuser said LaRosaLopez befriended her during her weekly confession at Sacred Heart. “He basically was my only friend,” she said. The female victim declined to detail what LaRosa-Lopez did, saying only that he touched her

inappropriately shortly before Easter, after she had turned 16. She says her father found out what had happened and the family reported it to the church. Church officials told her that LaRosa-Lopez would be moved. The archdiocese confirmed Wednesday that LaRosa-Lopez was re-assigned in 2001 to another church, St. Francis de Sales, and then moved in 2004 to St. John Fisher, his current assignment. It would not confirm he was moved due to an abuse complaint. She eventually resumed going to her church with LaRosa-Lopez transferred to a new location. But in 2010, she saw a copy of the archdiocese’s internal newsletter, which announced LaRosa-Lopez’s appointment as vicar of Hispanic ministry. She thought there was a chance DiNardo didn’t know about her complaint because it had predated his time in Houston. She contacted the church and started to meet with a therapist paid for by the archdiocese. Eventually, she met with DiNardo and other top clergy in the diocese. She says they told her that after she had come forward, LaRosa-Lopez was sent to a hospital for psychiatric treatment twice and that would no longer be allowed to work with children. Then LaRosa-Lopez was brought in for about 10 minutes, she confronted him about the abuse and he apologized. She says she later discovered that LaRosa-Lopez remained at St. John Fisher, in the presence of children. Of DiNardo, the woman said, “I’m tired of all of his empty words.” “If he’s going to go meet with the Pope and pretend that all of this is OK and his diocese is clean, I can’t stand it,” she said. “I can’t be quiet.” The Associated Press asked Tuesday to interview DiNardo and other top leaders at the archdiocese. It also submitted a list of questions about both victims’ allegations. A spokesman for the archdiocese declined the interview requests or to address specific allegations about what DiNardo told the victims. LaRosa-Lopez was not present at Mass in St. John Fisher on Saturday night or Sunday. A reporter who visited both days saw that a parking spot, marked with a sign reserving the space for “Father Manuel,” was empty. Parishioners were told on Sunday morning Mass that LaRosa-Lopez was “at a retreat.”




Judge refuses to release candidate from jail A judge in Georgia has refused to release a congressional candidate from jail while he appeals a drunken driving conviction. The Dalton Daily Citizen reported that Whitfield County Superior Court Judge Cindy Morris on Tuesday refused to release Steve Foster on bond during an appeal. Morris sentenced Foster last month to six months in jail and six months of probation for the misdemeanor conviction. The judge said Foster could be a flight risk, given his history of humanitarian work in Central America. Foster is the Democratic candidate for the 14th Congressional seat currently held by Republican Rep. Tom Graves of Ranger. VERSAILLES, IND.

Teen charged in suffocation deaths of his 2 siblings A 14-year-old Indiana boy charged in the suffocation deaths of his two young siblings told investigators that he killed them so that they wouldn’t “have to live in the hell that he did,” prosecutors allege. Ripley County Prosecutor Richard Hertel said Wednesday that the teen was arrested last week on juvenile charges of murder in the May 2017 killing of his 23-month-old half sister, Desiree McCartney, and the killing two months later of his 11-month-old stepbrother, Nathaniel Ritz, at their home in Osgood, a rural community about 60 miles southeast of Indianapolis. In a probable cause affidavit filed in court, authorities say the teen, who was 13 at the time of the deaths, told investigators that he used a towel to suffocate his half sister and a blanket to kill his stepbrother.

This Aug. 22 photo shows moon rocks encased in acrylic and mounted on a wooden plaque at the Clark Planetarium, in Salt Lake City. In recent weeks, two of the rocks that disappeared after the 1969 mission were located in Louisiana and Utah, leaving only New York and Delaware with unaccounted-for souvenirs. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]

request for his appearance clear, telling France-Inter radio Tuesday night that the senators who will question him, likely in a week, were “little people” for whom “I have no respect.”


France: Ex-aide in taped beating will testify


A former security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron who was videotaped beating up a protester said Wednesday he would appear before a Senate commission examining the resulting political scandal — but only because he has no choice. Alexandre Benalla made his grudging acceptance of the

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban suffered a rare political setback Wednesday as European Union lawmakers voted to pursue unprecedented action against his government for allegedly undermining the bloc’s democratic values and rule of law. Hungary called the action fraudulent and vowed

EU lawmakers move to punish Hungary over rule of law

A Russian soldier stands Wednesday in front of a Nebo-M radar deployed in a forest, during military exercises on training ground “Telemba,” about 50 miles north of the city of Chita during the military exercises Vostok 2018 in Eastern Siberia, Russia. Russia and China intend to regularly conduct joint war games similar to the massive ones being held this week, the Russian defense minister said Wednesday. [SERGEI GRITS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

to challenge it. Despite the official rebuke, Orban is showing no signs of compromise. While he seeks to keep his ruling Fidesz party within the conservative European People’s Party, or EPP, the largest and most powerful group in the European assembly, its possible ouster may push him closer to other far-right groups in Europe, like the nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) or France’s National Rally led by Marine le Pen. The Associated Press


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then having to move. “On a moral level, we are in a crisis.”

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A common problem organizer for Faith in the Valley. But it has come at a steep psychological cost for a woman who is 49 years old and for the first time in her adult life cannot afford a place of her own. “I got rid of everything. I got rid of all my furniture, everything I had,” McNeil said, her voice breaking. “Sometimes I want to sit in the living room. I can, but it’s not mine. “I don’t have the liberty to decorate the house. I don’t have the liberty to invite guests over. It’s not my home. It’s so different from having your own home.” McNeil’s situation is emblematic of California’s affordable-housing crisis and the plight of many in San Joaquin County who find themselves in tenuous situations when it comes to finding shelter. “You pray and you hold your breath,” McNeil said, “and you just hope that it works out.” A moral crisis McNeil shared her story last month shortly after the California Housing Partnership Corporation and the California Coalition For Rural Housing released a study on the problem in San Joaquin County. Among the findings in the recent report: • San Joaquin County needs more than 24,000 new units to meet the demand for affordable housing. • County renters must earn close to $30 an hour — nearly $60,000 a year — to afford the median rent of $1,505 a month, $18,060 a year. • The lowest-income renters in the county spend nearly two-thirds of their salaries on rent, leaving little for other essentials. To stay off the streets, many who are struggling are renting a room from strangers or sleeping on a friend’s sofa — and they are missing the peace of mind that comes with having one’s own place. “Homelessness, it’s beyond the shelter and beyond sleeping in your car,” McNeil said. “People are sleeping on couches, maybe living one place for a couple of months,

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said 5.25 million people live in areas under hurricane warnings or watches, and 4.9 million live in places covered by tropical storm warnings or watches. At the White House, President Donald Trump both touted the government’s readiness and urged people to get out of the way of Florence. “Don’t play games with it. It’s a big one,” he said. As of 8 p.m., the storm was centered 335 miles (540 kilometers) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, moving northwest at 16 mph (26 kph). The hurricane center said Florence will approach the coast Friday and linger for a while before rolling ashore. As of Tuesday, more than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to clear out. Airlines had canceled nearly 1,000

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summit as an act of defiance. The idea emerged soon after the Paris climate change accord was signed in 2015, with strong support from President Barack Obama, and the world assumed the United States would take a lead role in cutting carbon emissions in an effort to ease global warming. It made perfect sense then that California — America’s leader in clean tech innovation and climate action — would host a high-stakes gathering of political leaders to cement the Paris benchmarks, assess progress and form new partnerships. The state already has demonstrated how

In the aftermath of the report’s release, McNeil recently assembled a small group of friends also facing housing insecurity. One of McNeil’s group, 48-year-old Carmen Slaughter, sleeps on a friend’s sofa, as do her twin 18-yearold daughters. A 13-year-old son has one of the apartment’s two bedrooms. The generous host has the other bedroom. Slaughter said she works three part-time jobs and receives a monthly housingassistance voucher for $1,234. The voucher is intended to pay for a three-bedroom unit. But Slaughter said she hasn’t found one for less than $1,600. “I’m at the point where I’m going to be holding signs on March Lane saying, ‘Hey, look, someone just give me a chance,’ ” Slaughter said. “I have children. They depend on me.” Then there’s the case of 82-year-old Mary George, who dutifully paid her $1,020 monthly rent at a senior-living facility for three years. “This is where I’m going to be until they take me to my final place,” George said she believed. That was right up to the moment one year ago that her landlord told her she would have to leave because her unit was going to be remodeled as a prelude to a significant rent hike. “It’s a feeling I can’t really explain,” said George, who found herself as an octogenarian looking for her own place. George, who said she lives off her late husband’s pension and her own Social Security checks, wound up paying $1,200 a month to live in a condo owned by her daughter, who lives elsewhere. “I don’t have a lot of bills,” George said. “Basically, if I manage it right, it’s good.” Help on the way? California voters will decide in November on several housing-related propositions. One would authorize $4 billion in bonds to ease the housing burden on struggling military veterans, and another would direct revenue from an existing 1-percent

The Rev. Curtis Smith, executive director of Faith in the Valley, is being forced to move his family from the condo they rented for more than five years after recent rate hikes rendered it unaffordable. [PHOTOS BY CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

tax on millionaires to provide mental health services and homelessness prevention housing. Arguably the most significant of the upcoming measures is Proposition 10. If it passes, it would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which bars municipalities from imposing rent-control restrictions on landlords. “We’re very hopeful that we’ll be able to implement rent control,” McNeil said. “However, that’s not going to necessarily resolve issues for those that are already displaced.” An unintended consequence? The Rev. Curtis Smith of Stockton believes he has already been impacted by the effort to overturn CostaHawkins, and not in a good way. At the start of this year, after paying $1,200 a month in rent for more than five years for the condo he shares with his wife and children, the pastor was notified that rent would be increasing by $100 a month. “This is good, a $100 increase in a five-year period,” Smith said he recalls thinking at the time. “We’re in a good place.” But in June came another letter from his landlord. This one explained that the median rent on a condo like the one the Smiths live in was $1,900.

Toni McNeil sits in the bedroom in the rental apartment she shares with another woman in Stockton, where she moved after no longer being able to afford the three-bedroom home she had been renting. “I got rid of everything. I got rid of all my furniture, everything I had,” McNeil said, her voice breaking. “Sometimes I want to sit in the living room. I can, but it’s not mine.”

The landlord added that the Smiths’ rent would increase accordingly by year’s end. “We understand if you’ll have to move,” the letter informed Smith, who is the executive director of Faith in the Valley. Smith said he believes the massive upcoming rent hike by his landlord is a preemptive move to beat the possible elimination of CostaHawkins. He said he is looking to buy a place for his family before the rent hike takes effect. But Smith also said

“I ask all Georgians to join me in praying for the safety of our people and all those in the path of Hurricane Florence.”

the experience was a reminder of the housing affordability crisis in San Joaquin County. “We need something that gives you protection,” Smith said. “What do we have in place to protect? We have to do whatever it takes in order to protect our brothers and sisters in our community.” Contact reporter Roger Phillips at (209) 546-8299 or Follow him on Twitter @rphillipsblog.

flights and counting. Home Depot and Lowe’s activated emergency response centers to get generators, trash bags and bottled water to stores before and after the storm. The two hardware chains said they sent in a total of around 1,100 trucks. Duke Energy, the nation’s No. 2 power company, said Florence could knock out electricity to three-quarters of its 4 million customers in the Carolinas, and outages could last for weeks. Workers are being brought in from the Midwest and Florida to help in the storm’s aftermath, it said. Boarding up his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Chris Pennington watched the forecasts and tried to decide when to leave. “In 12 or 18 hours, they may be saying different things all over again,” he said. Computer models of exactly what the storm might do varied, adding to the uncertainty. In contrast to the hurricane center’s official projection, a highly regarded

European model had the storm turning southward off the North Carolina coast and coming ashore near the Georgia-South Carolina line. Reacting to the possibility of a more southerly track, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared an emergency but did not immediately order any evacuations. “I ask all Georgians to join me in praying for the safety of our people and all those in the path of Hurricane Florence,” Deal said. The shift in the projected track spread concern to areas that once thought they were relatively safe. In South Carolina, close to the Georgia line, Beaufort County emergency chief Neil Baxley told residents they need to prepare again for the worst just in case. “We’ve had our lessons. Now it might be time for the

exam,” he said. In Virginia, where about 245,000 residents were ordered to evacuate lowlying areas, officials urged people to remain away from home despite forecast changes showing Florence’s path largely missing the state. Their entire neighborhood evacuated in Wilmington, North Carolina, David and Janelle Garrigus planned to ride out Florence at their daughter’s one-bedroom apartment in Charlotte. Unsure of what they might find when they return home, the couple went shopping for a recreational vehicle. “We’re just trying to plan for the future here, not having a house for an extended period of time,” David Garrigus said. Melody Rawson evacuated her first-floor apartment in Myrtle Beach and arrived at

Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, to camp for free with three other adults, her disabled son, two dogs and a pet bird. “We hope to have something left when we get home,” she said. Forecasters worried the storm’s damage will be all the worse if it lingers on the coast. The trend is “exceptionally bad news,” said University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy, since it “smears a landfall out over hundreds of miles of coastline, most notably the storm surge.” With South Carolina’s beach towns more in the bull’s-eye because of the shifting forecast, Ohio vacationers Chris and Nicole Roland put off their departure from North Myrtle Beach to get the maximum amount of time on the sand. Most other beachgoers were long gone. “It’s been really nice,” Nicole Roland said. “Also, a little creepy. You feel like you should have already left.”

aggressive climate action can boost a large economy. In the Trump era, however, the event morphed into something else. The president has made clear his administration does not agree with mainstream climate science, and sees no need to cut emissions at the pace the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns will be crucial to dodge catastrophic warming. Yet roughly half of Americans live in states that are racing to meet goals in the Paris agreement. Half of America’s largest cities have made commitments to go beyond state action. And according to a Quinnipiac poll last month, 64 percent of U.S. voters believe the nation should do more to combat global warming.

With Congress up for grabs in November, candidates are being grilled about Trump’s decision to disavow the Paris accord. “The Trump administration is visibly dismantling Obamaera climate programs, and doing it loudly in a way people see and can understand, and it is attacking science more generally in very visible ways,” said Ann Carlson, an environmental law professor at UCLA. “California is big enough and splashy enough, and Jerry Brown is famous enough, that people are paying attention to what California is doing about it.” Brown said the state has been preparing since President Richard Nixon signed the Clean Air Act, one of the nation’s first and most important environmental laws, in

1970. After that, “we developed the institutional capacity and the bureaucratic understanding to combat pollution and carbon emissions,” Brown said. “We are positioned well to deal with the problem. Not to take advantage of this would be a tragedy.” During the summit, San Francisco will be swarmed with climate thinkers, crusading celebrities and political leaders racing to and from events that range from cerebral to spectacle. Conferees attending a deep dive in methane reductions in the morning can groove to the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir at an evening concert. But much of the summit will be a grind. Inching toward the Paris goals involves government officials collaborating

on and finding new paths for often mundane tasks, from using more sustainable cement to procuring electric buses. Even before the opening ceremony, summit leaders announced a breakthrough on garbage. Cities involved pledged to find alternatives to landfills and incineration for at least 70 percent of their trash by 2030. Local efforts to zero out coal emissions will also be on display, along with plans to advance technologies that capture industrial emissions and store them underground. “The point is to get people to think about doing more, and then to join with others who have gone through that process and, through that encounter with others, to up the general commitment of the world,” Brown said.

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‘Quiet Resistance’ in the White House? Maybe too quiet

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ho done it? “It wasn’t me!” “Not me!” “No way, me!” That’s how the work week ended at the White House. President Donald Trump was “volcanic,” White House insiders said, about an unsigned, sharply critical New York Times op-ed, purportedly written by a “senior member” of President Trump’s own administration. The op-ed left Vice President Mike Pence and other top aides sounding like Trumpian replays of Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me.” The essay describes a “resistance” force of high-ranking aides busily trying to constrain, steer, manipulate, coddle or simply ignore the directives of a president who seems at times to be quite unhinged and barely in control of his own White House. Similarly unsettling scenarios are detailed by Bob Woodward of Pulitzer Prizewinning Watergate-reporting fame in “Fear,” his new book on the Trump administration. It details efforts to rein in Trump’s erratic impulses and sometimes defy, slowwalk or sidetrack his orders. So what else is new, you might ask? Both the book and the op-ed are notable less for what they report than for who is reporting it. Both reinforce, for example, the narrative of dangerously erratic, shortsighted and selfcentered leadership described in various media accounts and earlier tell-all books by Michael Wolff and Omarosa Manigault Newman in recent months, but without the credibility questions they raised. Woodward, an associate editor at The Washington Post, is viewed as the gold standard of reporting the first polished drafts of presidential history. Yet, it is particularly disturbing to read his account of how then-economic adviser Gary Cohn heads off a major diplomatic change — U.S. withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement — by simply removing the documents from Trump’s Oval Office desk. Sure enough, according to the account, after Trump returns, his short attention span has already forgotten about it. The president’s response

to all this hasn’t done much to disabuse us of the notion that his unorthodox approach to politics feebly attempts to mask his utter incompetence. “If the failing New York Times has an anonymous editorial — can you believe it? Anonymous,” he told a gathering of sheriffs in the White House East Room as television cameras rolled. “Meaning gutless — a gutless editorial. We’re doing a great job,” he continued. “The poll numbers are through the roof. Our poll numbers are great, and guess what? Nobody is going to come close to beating me in 2020 because of what we’ve done.” Say, what? His poll numbers were hardly “through the roof.” The RealClearPolitics average of major polls finished the week with his approval rating at 41.6 percent and his disapprovals at 54.1 percent. It is not a good idea to rebuff charges that you tell untruths by telling more untruths. But, as even casual observers know by now, this president has a casually elastic relationship to facts. Yet, Trump’s “gutless” charge doesn’t sound totally inappropriate, in my view. Why, I cannot help but wonder, does the writer continue to hide his or her identity if the plan is to carry on a secret alt-administration? Isn’t he or she giving away the game by writing about it? In the quest for the leaker’s identity, speculation immediately turned to Vice President Pence, especially after the word “lodestar” showed up in the essay. That word, unusual for most of us, is a well-known favorite of Pence’s. If he or any similarly high-ranking member of Team Trump resigned and revealed what the op-ed discloses, it would effectively have historic impact while also distancing the leaker from Trump’s excesses without looking like he or she was trying to have things both ways. That would take real guts. It also would put proper focus on a big question raised in the op-ed. “Given the instability many witnessed,” it says, “there were early whispers within the Cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president.” That option was put aside because “no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis.” But, if the op-ed is true, we already have one. Contact Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page at

or anniversaries, big round numbers seem to always catch our attention and carry more meaning than others. Sure, we have three-year, seven-year and 22-year celebrations. But we really break out the band for the five-year commemorations. Five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and so on. Tuesday marked 17 years since that horrible day — Sept. 11, 2001 when America was attacked. Like a bad action-film, planes flew into the Twin Towers in New York City, another into the Pentagon and a third crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people dead, including more than 400 first responders. Sept. 11 is Patriot Day, a day set aside to remember those lost and those injured on that fateful day. Yet this year, ceremonies seemed somewhat subdued in comparison to other years. Maybe it is because we live on the West Coast, in East Coast neighborhoods, particularly in areas where neighbors and loved ones were lost, that day carries more meaning. We see the effects of those attacks daily. More security at athletic events. More care taken to screen packages. And of course

anyone who flies rues having to go through security. Those are just remnants from what happened on Sept. 11, 2001. It is true that as time distances one from tragedy, that event can lose some significance. It remains upon our nation to Never Forget what happened that dreadful day and to remember that even during these contentious, partisan times that we must find a way to remain united at our core as citizens of

this United States of America. Sam Pachuca, commander of VFW Luneta Post 52 said it best:at Tuesday’s ceremony in Stockton: “To me what’s important is that we, the Stockton VFW and you who are here today have not forgotten. We need to continue, to carry that responsibility, and it is a responsibility. It’s a responsibility to our fellow citizens, a responsibility to our community and a responsibility to our first responders.”


How America forgot ‘Never Forget’ By Jason Grumet CQ-Roll Call


his week calls for reflection as we pause to remember the 2,997 people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the thousands of Americans killed and wounded in military service to our country since that horrific day. Seventeen years later, we also honor the heroic actions of two American statesmen, former Gov. Thomas Kean and former Rep. Lee Hamilton. They led the eight members of the 9/11 Commission — four Democrats and four Republicans — in an unprecedented, bipartisan effort to understand one of the worst tragedies in American history and to provide the government with a path forward to ensure it never happens again. We have come to accept the idea that our nation comes together in times of crisis. But collaboration in crises is neither easy nor inevitable. The commission’s work took place during the run-up to the 2004 presidential election, and amid fierce and divisive debates about the Iraq War. Under different leadership, the commission could have easily devolved into partisan fingerpointing focused on blame instead of solutions. Instead, Kean and

Hamilton understood that success depended upon building trust among commission members, recruiting an expert staff, building a strong factual record, listening to all relevant viewpoints and always presenting a united front. In short, they knew then what too many are forgetting now. That’s how the 9/11 Commission produced a unanimous report with broad bipartisan credibility. Since then, nearly all its 41 recommendations have been adopted into law, making the government far better prepared than it was before 9/11. Thanks to the vigilance and determination of those involved in protecting our country, there has not been another catastrophic attack on that scale on our soil. After the conclusion of the 9/11 Commission’s work, Kean and Hamilton continued to be leaders in national security, forming the 9/11 Public Discourse Project to press for the implementation of the commission’s recommendations. They joined the Bipartisan Policy Center as co-chairs of its National Security Project, where they persisted in their post9/11 warnings about failures of imagination, management, capabilities and policies that might threaten our national security. In honor of their lifelong

commitment to public service, and the example they have set in putting the national security interests of their country over partisan posturing, BPC is recognizing Kean and Hamilton with its 2018 Patriot Award. The award recognizes leaders who demonstrate political courage and exceptional leadership throughout their careers, even in the most partisan of times, when others might retreat from the challenges of opposing interests, ideology and demands of our diverse nation. The legacy of 9/11 is not just one of tragedy. It is also one of national resilience and unity. As we honor Governor Kean and Congressman Hamilton, we remember that legacy and hope we can learn from it in today’s divisive times. There is no cause more vital than keeping American lives safe, and bipartisanship will always be fundamental to that mission. “We don’t live in a perfect world, and we can’t attain one. But in the end, politics is about striving to get there — to make the world, or at least this country, better,” Hamilton said. Jason Grumet is founder and president of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, D.C.based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship.

The college campus’s cult of fragility

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he beginning of another academic year brings the certainty of campus episodes illustrating what Daniel Patrick Moynihan, distinguished professor and venerated politician, called “the leakage of reality from American life.” Colleges and universities are increasingly susceptible to intellectual fads and political hysteria, partly because the institutions employ so many people whose talents, such as they are, are extraneous to the institutions’ core mission: scholarship. Writing last April in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Lyell Asher, professor of English at Lewis & Clark College, noted that “the kudzu-like growth of the administrative bureaucracy

in higher education” is partly a response to two principles now widely accepted on campuses: Anything that can be construed as bigotry and hatred should be so construed, and anything construed as such should be considered evidence of an epidemic. Often, Asher noted, a majority of the academic bureaucrats directly involved with students, from dorms to “bias response teams” to freshman “orientation” (which often means political indoctrination), have graduate degrees not in academic disciplines but from education schools with “two mutually reinforcing characteristics”: ideological orthodoxy and low academic standards for degrees in vaporous subjects like “educational leadership” or “higher-education management.” The problem is not anti-intellectualism but the “un-intellectualism” of a growing cohort of persons who, lacking talents for or training in scholarship, find vocations in micromanaging student behavior in order to combat imagined threats to “social justice.” Can

anyone on a campus say anything sensible about how the adjective modifies the noun? Never mind. As Asher said, groupthink and political intimidation inevitably result from this ever-thickening layer of people with status anxieties because they are parasitic off institutions with scholarly purposes. The Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald says that between the 1997-1998 academic year and the Great Recession year of 2008-2009, while the University of California student population grew 33 percent and tenure-track faculty grew 25 percent, senior administrators grew 125 percent. “The ratio of senior managers to professors climbed from 1 to 2.1 to near-parity of 1 to 1.1.” In her just-published book “The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture,” Mac Donald writes that many students have become what tort law practitioners call “eggshell plaintiffs,” people who make a cult of fragility — being “triggered” (i.e.,

traumatized) by this or that idea of speech. Asher correctly noted that the language of triggering “converts students into objects for the sake of rendering their reactions ‘objective,’ and by extension valid: A student’s triggered response is no more to be questioned than an apple’s falling downward or a spark’s flying upward.” So the number of things not to be questioned on campuses multiplies. Nowadays, radical intellectuals who are eager to be “transgressive” have difficulty finding remaining social rules and boundaries to transgress: When all icons have been smashed, the iconoclast’s lot is not a happy one. Similarly, academic administrators whose mission is the elimination of racism have difficulty finding any in colleges and universities whose student admissions and faculty hiring practices are shaped by the relentless pursuit of diversity. Explicit racism having been substantially reduced in American society, a multi-billion-dollar industry for consultants (and

corporate diversity officers, academic deans, etc.: UCLA’s vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion earns more than $400,000) has developed around testing to detect “implicit bias.” It is assumed to be ubiquitous until proven otherwise, so detecting it is steady work: Undetectable without arcane tests and expensive experts, you never know when it has been expunged, and government supervision of everything must be minute and unending. And always there is a trickle of peculiar language. The associate vice chancellor and dean of students at the University of California, Berkeley — where the Division of Equity and Inclusion has a staff of 150 — urges students to “listen with integrity.” If you do not understand the peculiar patois spoken by the academy’s administrators, try listening with more integrity. Contact Washington Post Writers Group columnist George Will at


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Got $1,100? Apple shows off its priciest iPhone model yet By Michael Liedtke The Associated Press

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M A R K E T M OV E R S • Altria Group Inc.: Up $3.96 to $63.43 — Cigarette makers rose sharply after the Food and Drug Administration said it is looking at steps to combat “an epidemic” of e-cigarette use by teenagers.


US household incomes grew in 2017 The income of a median U.S. household rose for a third straight year in 2017 as solid economic growth helped put more people into full-time jobs. But income inequality also worsened as the wealthiest Americans enjoyed even larger pay increases. Incomes for a typical U.S. household, adjusted for inflation, rose 1.8 percent, from $60,309 in 2016 to $61,372. The proportion of Americans living in poverty also dropped for the third straight year, to 12.3 percent from 12.7 percent. WASHINGTON

US producer prices dip 0.1 percent in August U.S. wholesale prices fell unexpectedly last month for the first time since February 2017, pulled down by falling prices for transportation and warehousing services. The drop suggests that inflationary pressures may be easing despite the strength of the U.S. economy. The Labor Department said Wednesday that its producer price index — which measures inflation before it reaches consumers — fell 0.1 percent in August after being flat in July. Producer prices were up 2.8 percent from August 2017. DETROIT

GM recalls over 240,000 vehicles to fix brake issue General Motors is recalling more than 240,000 vehicles, mainly in the U.S. and Canada, to fix a problem that could hamper rear brake performance. The recall covers many GMC Terrain, Buick Lacrosse and Regal, Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox, Volt, Impala and Bolt vehicles from 2018 and 2019. Also covered is the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu. GM says the rear brake caliper pistons can contain trapped hydrogen gas that could make the brakes feel soft and increase the risk of a crash. GM says it’s not aware of any crashes. The Associated Press

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CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product’s appeal amid slowing sales. CEO Tim Cook showed off the iPhone XS Max, which has a bigger screen than the one on last year’s dramatically designed model , the iPhone X. It’ll cost about $1,100, topping the iPhone X, which at $1,000 seemed jaw-dropping at the time. An updated iPhone X, now called the XS, stays at $1,000. As with the iPhone X, both new phones have screens that run from edge to edge, an effort to maximize the display without making the phone too awkward to hold. The screen needs no backlight, so black would appear as truly black rather than simply dark. The Max model looks to be about the size of the iPhone 8 Plus, though the screen size is much larger. The iPhone XS Max, which will be available on Sept. 21 — with orders open the week before — represents Apple’s attempt to feed consumers’ appetite for increasingly larger screens as they rely on smartphones to watch and record video, as well as take photos wherever they are. By making more expensive iPhones, Apple has been able to boost its profits despite waning demand as people upgrade phones less frequently. IPhones fetched an average price of $724 during the April-June period, a nearly 20 percent increase from a year earlier. Apple also showed off a cheaper iPhone, called the

iPhone XR. It has a traditional, lower-quality screen and an aluminum body; it’s physically smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus but has a bigger screen. It’ll cost roughly $750 and come out on Oct. 26. All three new models join the iPhone X in getting rid of the home button to make room for more screen. They will have facial-recognition technology to unlock the device. Apple also said that its next major update to its iOS operating system will come next Tuesday, followed a week later by a Mac software update. Apple also announced updates that push its Apple Watch further into medical device territory. It has a larger screen and a built-in heart sensor that the company said can detect irregular heart rates and perform an electrocardiogram. The latter feature has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company said. Ben Wood of CCS Insight said getting U.S. regulatory clearance for that is a milestone that underscores the company’s leadership in health and fitness. Typically, smartwatches are marketed as consumer devices, not medical ones needing clearance. These features will be available to U.S. customers later this year, but Apple did not say when it would make it to the rest of the world. In addition, Apple said the Series 4 Apple Watch will also be able to detect when someone falls — and can tell the difference between a trip and a fall. If it detects a fall and the user doesn’t respond in a minute, it’ll automatically call for help. This feature may be especially attractive to older people or those with elderly parents worried about falling when no one is around to help.

US stocks wobble as trade hopes flicker By Marley Jay The Associated Press

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks wobbled between gains and losses then finished with a split decision Wednesday as technology companies dropped. That canceled out gains for energy companies. Oil and gasoline prices continued to rise Wednesday after a big gain the day before, and U.S. crude reached its highest price in two months. Chipmakers fell, while Apple slipped after announcing new features for iPhones and Apple Watches. The market staged a brief rally around midday following a report that the U.S. was seeking new trade talks with China. Stocks climbed, but they retreated to their earlier levels in less than an hour. Kristina Hooper, chief global market strategist for Invesco, said investors have learned from earlier trade updates that didn’t amount to much. “Every other time this has happened, it wasn’t worth the positive market move,” she said. “Investors ... are a lot more skeptical this time around, having been burned a few times with false optimism about positive trade developments.” The S&P 500 index edged up 1.03 points to 2,888.92. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 27.86 points, or 0.1 percent, to 25,998.92. The losses for technology companies weighed on the Nasdaq composite, which slid 18.24 points, or 0.2 percent, to 7,954.23. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks lost 2.71 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,715.70. Most of the stocks on the New York Stock Exchange finished higher. Oil prices built on Tuesday’s gains after the Energy Information Administration said U.S. crude stockpiles fell by more than 5 million barrels last week.

The prospect of tighter supplies and higher prices also helped energy company stocks. Benchmark U.S. oil climbed 1.6 percent to $70.37 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, the standard for international oil prices, added 0.9 percent to $79.74 a barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline rose 1 percent to $2.03 a gallon. It jumped almost 3 percent the day before. Goldman Sachs analyst Mark Delaney downgraded Micron Technology stock to “Neutral” and said he expects weaker market conditions for several types of computer chips. Micron fell 4.3 percent to $41.74 and Nvidia slipped 1.7 percent to $268.20. Apple unveiled new iPhones with larger screens on Wednesday, and also said new Apple Watches will have larger screens and new healthmonitoring features. Apple tends to trade lower on the days it announces new products, and it fell 1.2 percent to $221.07 Wednesday. It’s up 31 percent in 2018, however. As the Apple Watch updates were announced, shares of fitness tracker company Fitbit slumped 6.9 percent to $5.53 in heavy trading. According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. officials recently proposed a new round of trade negotiations to give the Chinese government another chance to address U.S. concerns before the Trump administration imposes bigger tariffs on goods imported from China. The two countries have already placed new taxes on $50 billion in imports, and the government is threatening higher tariffs on $200 billion in goods. Many experts feel that China will make substantial concessions to resolve the trade impasse, and some are hoping for major progress over the next few months.

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Introduced by a friend to chamber music, Daniel Chong’s musical vision changed and by the time he entered the New England Conservatory of Music, he knew what he wanted to do. “I started to fall in love with the way of making music with equals, but of having a responsibility, accountability with your individual voice in an ensemble,” Chong said. “The tradition of string quartets, in particular, is one of the most special things about classical music in addition to the symphonic repertoire and piano solo. String quartet is one of the most treasured things in the genre. It has to do with a lot of great composers, Mozart, Shubert, Beethoven and up to now, writing the boldest, most amazing works for string quartet.”

Chong, his wife, viola player Jessica Bodner, cellist Kee-Hyun Kim and violinist Ken Hamao, collectively known as the Parker Quartet, will play some of that “bold, amazing” music Sunday, kicking off the Friends of Chamber Music 2018-19 season Sunday at Faye Spanos Concert Hall beginning at 2:30 p.m. They’ll perform Mozart’s Quartet No. 16 in E-Flat Major, K. 428,

Two Pauls make everything right Viola player Jessica Bodner is backed by violinists, from left, Ken Hamao, Daniel Chong, her husband, and cellist Kee-Hyun Kim. [COURTESY OF LUKE RATRAY

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Janacek Quartent No. 1, “Kreutzer sonata” and Beethoven’s Quartet in E-Flat Major, Opus 74, Harp. “I like this program a lot,” Chong said of the pieces they’ll perform throughout their season. “What I find most interesting is the bookends, the Mozart 428 and the Beethoven 74. Both share the same key, E-flat major. … I find a lot of times contemporary listeners listen to something like Mozart and Beethoven and might not see them as so different. If you listen to them

closely, the fact that the dominant key is E-flat major in the pieces but are treated so different, it gives the listeners a reference point to how different the composers can be.” The middle piece, by Janacek, is based on Leo Tolstoy’s novella about a man who murders his wife, a gifted pianist he suspects of having an affair with a violinist. “That piece is really special in repertoire,” Chong said. “The See PARKER, B5


ome observers might think the Two Pauls still are crazy after all these years. After all, Paul McCartney and Paul Simon — among the most revered artists of the pop-rock era — simultaneously and just coincidentally released new albums on Sept. 7. Even in an age when most music is readily available without the need for much, if any, tactile involvement, McCartney and Simon, both 76, are remaining old-school in this regard. These are what once were known as “albums,” with elaborate packaging, on vinyl and CD. It’s a total statement and experience crafted by artists known for their perfectionism. Faced with the continuing decline of CD sales and the costs of vinyl records,



MOVIE REVIEW “The Predator,” the latest entry in the 30-year-old franchise, will please longtime fans as well as newcomers.

University of Pacific’s Kevin Pontuti and Alexandra Loreth look at material they may use for a feature-length film of “The Yellow Wallpaper.” [CALIXTRO ROMIAS/THE RECORD]

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ilmmakers have often scouted Stockton and determined it was perfect for making their movies. “All The King’s Men,” “Cool Hand Luke,” “Fat City,” “The Sure Thing” anyone? University of the Pacific media Professor Kevin Pontuti has been in town for a year and found while living here what filmmakers before him have discovered. Stockton is an ideal movie location, and he plans to film a feature-length version of the 1891 short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” here beginning next spring. “We want the community to be involved. We want to open up to show what it’s like to make a feature film,” Pontuti said. “We plan on doing things at the university. We’ll have an open-set day where people can visit the set. We’re working on things like that to include the community in the process.”   “We” is Pontuti and his fiancee, Alexandra Loreth, who introduced Pontuti to “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the story of a woman with mental health issues in the late 1800s prescribed rest for her nervous condition. Written by Charlotte Gilman, who’d been told in 1887 that rest and no more than two hours of mental stimulation a day would cure her nervous breakdowns, “The Yellow

‘We want the community to be involved’ University of the Pacific professor looking at crowdsourcing for upcoming feature film project Wallpaper” is a social commentary on male doctors and society’s refusal to let women control their own bodies. “I first read the story in a college American literature class, probably five years ago,” the 25-year-old Loreth said. “I think we read it along with Kate Chopin’s ‘The Awakening.’ Just reading both of those feminist pieces changed everything. I’m an 18-, 19-year-old girl, and it changed everything I thought about feminism and what I thought feminism was. When me and Kevin were brainstorming about what we wanted to do, I told him to take 30 minutes and go in his office and read it.” Once Pontuti read it, he agreed to put aside his plans for an



If you go What: The Parker Quartet, made up Daniel Chong (violin), viola player Jessica Bodner (viola), Kee-Hyun Kim (cello) and Ken Hamao (violin), opens the Friends of Chamber Music season with a program of Mozart, Janacek and Beethoven When: 2:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Faye Spanos Concert Hall, University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton Tickets: $25, free for all students Information: chambermusicfriends. org

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Joy of four The Parker Quartet opens the Friends of Chamber Music season on Sunday at Faye Spanos Concert Hall


original film, “The Witch and the Burning Branches,” which he describes as a 15th or 16th century medieval story about a woman who’s a witch, living like a hermit in the woods who then starts to interact with people in the nearby town. The two — who met in Menomonie, Wisconsin, where Loreth was born and raised and working in a bar, and Pontuti was teaching film at the University of Wisconsin-Stout — had previously made a couple of short films that are leading up to the fulllength feature film. “Lexi had been trying to get me to read it and I was working on other projects,” Pontuti said. “When I finally got to read this story, actually reread it, I’m sure I’d read it before, I said, ‘Oh, my

God, we’ve got to do this.’ ” That’s what she thought, too. “Before we did ‘The Witch and the Burning Branches,’ we wanted to do a different feature film together as a warm-up for ourselves and our crew,” Loreth said, referencing collaborators from Wisconsin who worked on their previous films. “We wanted to do something a little different. A lot of the stuff we do is dark and visceral and poetic. ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ is something with a more concrete story line, with bright, beautiful colors. I don’t know exactly what brought the story into my mind at the time. It was obviously written 125 years ago, but it’s still so contemporary in a way. There are so many parallels to modern day. It was at the time of the #metoo movement and I remember Serena Williams almost died after giving birth because her doctor wasn’t listening to her and what was going on in her body. Things happening day-to-day it made perfect sense to make it now.” Set in 1890, “The Yellow Wallpaper” is the story of a woman whose husband moves her to a quiet home to help her recover from some mental illness. Forced to stay in a room with yellow wallpaper, she secretly writes in a journal about what the confinement is doing to her. There’s probably a Victorian home in Stockton that can serve as See WALLPAPER, B5


MOVIE REVIEW “A Simple Favor” — starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively — is as bright and bracing as an ice cold gin martini with a lemon twist, and just as satisfying.


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I N T H E AT E R S OPENING THIS WEEK “The Predator” R A young boy inadvertently prompts the return to Earth of the now-genetically enhanced killing creatures. With Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown. Written by Fred Dekker, Shane Black; based on the characters created by Jim Thomas, John Thomas. Directed by Black. (1:41) “A Simple Favor” R Anna Kendrick stars as a mom blogger who investigates the disappearance of her best friend. With Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Linda Cardellini, Jean Smart, Rupert Friend. Written by Jessica Sharzer, based upon the novel by Darcey Bell. Directed by Paul Feig. (1:57) “Unbroken: Path to Redemption” PG-13 Continues the story of Olympic runner and World War II hero Louie Zamperini as he battles PTSD and discovers his faith. With Samuel Hunt, Merritt Patterson, Bobby Campo, Vanessa Bell Calloway, David Sakurai, Gary Cole, Will Graham. Directed by Harold Cronk. Written by Richard Friedenberg, Ken Hixon; based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand. “White Boy Rick” R A teenage boy works as a police informant before being cut loose and sent to prison in 1980s Detroit. With Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie. Written by Andy Weiss, Logan Miller, Noah Miller. Directed by Yann Demange. OPENED SEPT. 7 “God Bless the Broken Road” PG A military widow raises her daughter solo after her husband is killed in Afghanistan. With Lindsay Pulsipher, Andrew W. Walker, Jordin Sparks, LaDainian “LT” Tomlinson, Makenzie Moss, Kim Delaney, Robin Givens. Written by Harold Cronk, Jennifer Dornbush, Liam Matthews. Directed by Cronk. Freestyle Releasing “The Nun” R A troubled priest and a novitiate sent by the Vatican to investigate a suicide and an abbey in Romania are confronted by the same malevolent force from “The Conjuring 2.” With Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu, Bonnie Aarons. Written by by Gary Dauberman, story by Gary Dauberman, James Wan. Directed by Corin Hardy. Warner Bros./New Line Cinema “Peppermint” R Jennifer Garner plays a mother who transforms herself into a vigilante after her family is brutally murdered. With John Ortiz, John Gallagher Jr., Juan Pablo Raba. Written by Chad St. John. Directed by Pierre Morel. STXfilms OPENED AUG. 31 “Kin” PG-13 An ex-con and his adopted brother, possessing a strange weapon of unknown origin, are pursued by a ruthless criminal, federal agents and otherworldly soldiers. With Jack Reynor, Zoe Kravitz, Carrie Coon, Dennis Quaid, James Franco, Myles Truitt. Written by Daniel Casey. Directed by Jonathan Baker, Josh Baker. (1:42)


Kendrick, Lively make ‘Simple Favor’ a deliciously campy thriller By Katie Walsh Tribune News Service

Comedy director Paul Feig tries a thriller on for size with the juicy “A Simple Favor,” a suburban Connecticut murder mystery that’s “Gone Girl” meets “The Stepford Wives.” Based on the novel by Darcey Bell, written by Jessica Sharzer, the consciously campy “A Simple Favor” is as bright and bracing as an ice cold gin martini with a lemon twist, and just as satisfying. Anna Kendrick stars as Stephanie, a mommy vlogger raising her son, Miles (Joshua Satine), on her own after her husband’s tragic death in a car accident. Shunned by the other parents (a gloriously catty trio played by Andrew Rannells, Aparna Nancherla and Kelly McCormack), she takes up with the glamorous, elusive and mysterious Emily Nelson (Blake Lively), mostly because their kids want a play date. Thirsty for attention, she agrees to slurp down afternoon martinis. As the sexy, stylish Emily, Lively is at her best. The role offers her a chance to try on a deliciously naughty performance while

Anna Kendrick as Stephanie and Blake Lively as Emily in “A Simple Favor.” [PETER IOVINO]

playing on her flair for fashion. Decked from head to toe in threepiece suits, Emily cuts a seductive and serpentine figure. She snares Stephanie into her web the same way she snagged her husband, the dashing novelist Sean (Henry Golding), with a potent mixture of sensuality and secrets. Kendrick’s schtick — her selfconsciously dorky rapid-fire delivery — has started to wear thin, but in “A Simple Favor” it suits her character perfectly, as the ever-chipper can-do Stephanie, who has a penchant for Peter Pan collars and pompoms. When Emily goes missing, leaving her son Nicky in the care of Stephanie, her new best friend of a few weeks, she pours all her energy into caring for Emily’s family and searching for her

missing friend. When it comes to solving mysteries, leave it to a mom. Stephanie is the ultimate über-organized Nosy Nellie perfect for the job. Golding slides easily into this role as bewildered but easily distracted husband Sean. “A Simple Favor” proves his performance in “Crazy Rich Asians” wasn’t a fluke — Golding’s got the goods, especially when it comes to playing dashing charmers at the mercy of overbearing women. A stellar supporting cast buoys the duo of Kendrick and Lively, including Bashir Salahuddin as a suspicious detective, Rupert Friend as Emily’s boss, the severe fashion designer Dennis Nylon, and Linda Cardellini as a tortured artist who knew Emily back in the day (and painted a truly outré portrait that hangs in their home). But the film wouldn’t work without the one-two punch of Kendrick and Lively, stepping into roles that play on their personas, while allowing them to color outside the lines. Soundtracked by super-cool ’60s French pop, “A Simple Favor” keeps it light. There isn’t too much social commentary, despite the touchstones like “The

‘A SIMPLE FAVOR’ ★★★ Starring: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Rupert Friend, Bashir Salahuddin, Linda Cardellini, Jean Smart. Directed by Paul Feig. Running time: 1 hour, 57 minutes. Rated R for sexual content and language throughout, some graphic nude images, drug use and violence.

Stepford Wives,” and “Gone Girl,” which are thematically much richer. Although there’s a flicker of parody to the mommy vlogger videos Stephanie uploads while searching for Emily, they’re an integral part of the plot too. “A Simple Favor” twists and turns like a flag whipping in the wind, and by the end, it teeters on the brink of total incomprehensibility while plunging into full ridiculousness. But that’s exactly what you want for this brand of soapy, stylized and sexy female-driven thriller. It’s about as deep as a champagne coupe, but the performers, slick execution and pop-art style make it a delightfully fun and kitschy ride.


Newest ‘Predator’ entry makes for a wild, funny, violent good time ‘THE PREDATOR’

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There’s never been an article in the title of a Predator film. Only “Predator,” “Predator 2,” and “Predators.” (Sorry, the silly mashups with the Alien movies don’t count.) So why is this sequel called “THE Predator?” Simple: because it’s about one specific member of the armorskinned creatures that makes its way to Earth. Well, an accurate telling of it would say that it’s about two of them … and their “space dogs.” But “The Predators” just doesn’t work. Besides, there’s so much of more interest here than proper titles. Like, for instance, the fact that the film kicks off with a classic two-stories-at-once intro: Camouflaged military sharpshooters are about to blow away some nasty hostage-takers when an escape pod from a galactic ship, piloted by one of those visible/invisible violenceprone things comes roaring down from the skies. All hell, naturally, breaks loose, resulting in lead sniper Quinen McKenna (Boyd Holbrook) not only surviving the assault, but also making good use of a stolen invisibility tool. That mayhem switches over to one of a different sort, to bright (make that genius), geeky sixth grader Rory (Jacob Tremblay) — whose last name is McKenna and, of course, is Quinen’s son — being bullied at school. Then it’s right back to dad, who’s in a

Cast: Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes. Director: Shane Black. Rated: R for language, war images, graphic violence. Running time: 108 minutes.

When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe’s most lethal hunters’ return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race in “The Predator.” [20TH CENTURY FOX]

pickle for not behaving in proper military manner, and ends up on a bus populated with other military troublemakers that’s headed to the brig, or wherever the military sends guys who they deem to be “loonies.” But wouldn’t you know it — that facility is in the same complex that houses Project Stargazer, where scientists have captured, sedated, and secured — yeah, right! — a Predator, and where brilliant evolutionary biologist Casey Bracket (Olivia Munn) has been brought to help figure out why the creature has some human DNA coursing through its veins. And so it’s time for a next serving of many things happening at

once and for additional hell to break loose. That entails Rory getting an anonymous gift of some Predator gear and inadvertently sending out a beacon to any other Predators in the nearby universe; the “sedated” Predator waking up in the science facility and showing how distraught he is to be there by slicing through a gaggle of scientists; and Dr. Bracket first attempting to shoot down but then teaming up with those unruly prisoners. Under the slick and surefire direction of Shane Black (“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” “Iron Man 3,” “The Nice Guys”), the film wastes no time putting together a mix of terrifically edited wild and furious action with some

raunchy and sometimes grisly humor. There’s a great deal of cursing, and it’s very violent, but it smartly keeps the gore factor to a minimum. The reason it works, though, is due to another more prevalent mix, that of snappy dialogue, a story that’s constantly moving forward, and across the board strong performances, some of which put a spotlight on the raucous camaraderie of the men on the bus, and others that make true leaders of the characters, most notably in the cases of Holbrook and Munn. If all of that isn’t enough, the script also inserts a perfectly sensible reason for everything that happens in the film. It’s a mystery throughout most of it, involving the plans and goals of beings from another world, but it results in the presentation of some neat aha moments. As usual in a Predator film, the size of the cast diminishes in the latter parts. But this one’s going to do some big business, and will please franchise fans as well as newcomers, so there’s no reason for the series not to keep on keeping on.

M OV I E R E V I E W “Operation Finale” PG-13 Oscar Isaac plays an Israeli agent tasked with spiriting Adolf Eichmann (Ben Kingsley) out of Argentina 15 years after World War II. With Lior Raz, Melanie Laurent, Nick Kroll, Joe Alwyn, Haley Lu Richardson, Greta Scacchi. Written by Matthew Orton. Directed by Chris Weitz. (1:58) “Searching” PG-13 A father searches his missing teenage daughter’s laptop for digital clues to her disappearance. With John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La. Written by Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian. Directed by Chaganty. (1:42) THEATERS • City Centre Stadium 16 + IMAX: 222 N. El Dorado St., Stockton, (209) 461-0356 • Holiday 8: 6262 West Lane, Stockton, (209) 955-5683 • Lodi Stadium 12 Cinemas: 109 N. School St., (209) 339-1900 • AMC ShowPlace 16: SE Highway 120 and Union Road, Manteca, (209) 239-1147

‘White Boy Rick’ a tragic, tender tale of teen drug kingpin By Katie Walsh Tribune News Service

Even in the well-trod genre that is the ’80s drug movie, the true life story of teen drug kingpin Ricky Wershe Jr., aka White Boy Rick, stands out. The baby-faced baller moved serious weight in Detroit in the mid’80s, and the legend surrounding him is larger than the real, tragic story. Director Yann Demange’s film “White Boy Rick” balances these details, both outlandish and intimate, carefully. For the film adaptation, Demange conducted a search for a non-professional actor to embody the young, streetwise Rick and discovered the remarkable 15-year-old Richie Merritt from Baltimore to star, his first acting role ever. Merritt is charming, authentic and incredibly watchable, but he gets a heavyduty assist from his most frequent

scene partner, Academy Awardwinner Matthew McConaughey, in his full sleazebag mode as Rick Sr., a shady gun dealer. Demange crafts an intoxicating world of ’80s Detroit, at once a ghost town and a vibrant scene all its own, and it’s clear why Rick wants in. Scenes at the local party spot, the Skate and Roll, are appealingly dizzying, hazy neon lights illuminating the dancers and dookie chains, the babes in sequins, the corrupt cops and city officials fraternizing with the dealers. Rick, a daring, tough, but ultimately sweet kid who boasts an entrepreneurial streak like his dad, insinuates himself with the baddest crews in town. He’s an ideal mark for a pair of FBI agents (Jennifer Jason Leigh and Rory Cochrane), who groom him as a criminal informant for cash. Along with a narcotics officer (Brian Tyree Henry), they even push

Rick into slinging rock himself to authenticate his cover. It’s never clear if he fully understands the possible outcomes. Written by Logan and Noah Miller and Andy Weiss, the story of White Boy Rick has been a hot commodity since the publication of the 2014 article “The Trials of White Boy Rick” by Evan Hughes, which was nominated for a National Magazine award. Hughes details the myth of the teen Scarface, and the bewildering series of events and political corruption that led to his life imprisonment at age 17 under Michigan’s draconian 650 Lifer Law. “White Boy Rick” finds the best version of itself in its familial moments. Rick Sr. is ever the optimist, often to the detriment of his own family, but he never gives up on his kids. Bel Powley co-stars as Rick’s sister Dawn, a junkie for whom her father and brother never stop searching throughout

‘WHITE BOY RICK’ ★★★ Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie, RJ Cyler, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rory Cochrane, Brian Tyree Henry. Directed by Yann Demange. Running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes. Rated R for language throughout, drug content, violence, some sexual references, and brief nudity.

Detroit’s crack houses. From the high life to life behind bars, this is ultimately a father-son story. This film doesn’t hit hard enough as a drug-dusted fairy tale or a gritty criminal justice system indictment. But as a portrait of a family coming together and falling apart while beset by outside forces too strong to combat, it’s tender and tragic among the glitz and the grime.

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5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND Kevin Hart, from left, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” [FRANK MASI/SONY PICTURES]

1. Movies at the Point

2. Get your art on

Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan face danger after they find themselves trapped inside an old video game console. What: Movies at the Point: “Jumanji” When: 6:30 p.m. Friday Where: Weber Point Events Center, 221 N. Center St., Stockton Admission: Free Information:

Downtown Stockton locations will be filled with local art for the monthly ArtSplash. Look for blue ribbons and maps. What: ArtSplash When: 5-8 p.m. Friday. Where: Participating venues include the County Administration Building, Filipino American National Historical Society Museum, Natural Do, Elks Building, Kress Lobby, The Write Place Admission: Free Information:

3. Visions in clay

4. Gaze at the stars

5. Learn about corn

The 9th annual Visions in Clay is the largest exhibition of ceramic works in the Valley. This year’s show features 58 works by 48 artists from around the country, including Stockton artist Kathy White. What: 9th annual Visions in Clay exhibition and awards When: 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, and Sept. 20; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday; and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 21 Where: LH Horton Jr. Gallery at San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton Admission: Free and open to the public Information:

Members of the Stockton Astronomical Society will be setting up their telescopes Friday night. What: Sky Tours at Delta College When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Athletics 1 parking lot, San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton Admission: Free Information:

Learn more about corn, its origin and cultural significance on Sunday at Boggs Tract Community Farm. Remember to wear closed-toed shoes. What: Corn workshop When: 11:30 a.m. Sunday Where: Boggs Tract Community Farm, 466 S. Ventura Ave., Stockton Admission: Free

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many well-established musicians don’t even release new recordings. Their music increasingly is downloaded and “streamed.” So, why bother? Touring is more profitable. McCartney and Simon, though, are in positions — after six decades each — to indulge themselves and their followers, who were weaned on the album-buying experience. The cover package of McCartney’s “Egypt Station” — the title’s based on two of his paintings — is a six-panel fold-out (“limited edition concertina”) of brightly colored paintings wrapped with a red rubber band. Simon’s “In the Blue Light” — it’s a lyric from one of the songs — is encased in a blue plastic cover. Only such influential Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members could command that level of record-company budgeting/manufacturing support. Barnes & Noble produced versions of McCartney’s two-disc album on red vinyl. Simon’s is on blue vinyl. The packaging isn’t disguising mediocrity or banality. While they both set extremely high standards for themselves — McCartney in the Beatles and Simon with Art Garfunkel — they remain artists still worth hearing in an age of comparative pop-rock mediocrity. Their signature voices are burnished by time and experience. McCartney’s 16-track album (57:26), his first since 2013 (“New”), is a lively survey of his characteristic sense of melody, imaginative songscapes and impeccable musicianship. It’s a reasoned perspective on life and love from a 20th-century poprock master who’s released 59 albums and 37 top-40 singles (solo and with Wings, his post-Beatles band) since 1971. Simon, though, revisits 10 songs (48:53) from his

This cover image shows “Egypt Station,” the latest release by Paul McCartney. [CAPITOL]

This cover image shows “In the Blue Light,” the latest release by Paul Simon. [LEGACY RECORDINGS]

solo recordings. He chose lesser-known tunes from seven of his 28 albums and compilations. Four appeared on “You’re the One” (2000). None of his 13 top-40 singles is included. McCartney, who plays most of the instruments on “Egypt Station,” reflects on the passage of time and a sense of mortality, though far from morbidity. “Crows at my window/Dogs at my door/But I don’t think I can take any more” he sings on “I Don’t Know,” a piano-based ballad. On “People Want Peace,” the Liverpool, England, native tries to provide some solace in stressful times (“a simple release from their suffering”) in a stark acoustic atmosphere. He’s in the same mood during the punchy “Come on to Me” (“If you come home to me/Then I’ll come home to you”). The material, recorded in London, Los Angeles and Sussex, England, ranges from the light Latin rhythms of “Dominoes” and the jaunty rock of “Who Cares” (“what the idiots say”) to the episodic “Hunt You Down-Naked C-Link,” a three-section, 6:23 mix of roiled emotions and bluesy bits (“I’ve been faking for so long”). McCartney, who’s been fashioning multipart songscapes since his Beatles days, laces together the 6:58 “Despite Repeated Warnings,” which confronts America and the world’s current peril through the metaphor of a sinking ship with a “crazy” captain: “How can we stop him?/What can we do? … To stop this foolish plan going through.” No names are named.

Simon revives some of his more-obscure songs and gathers them for reconsideration. They date back as far as “Some Folks’ Lives Roll Easy,” from 1975’s “Still Crazy After All These Years” album, and “One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor,” (it’s on 1973’s “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”). “Rewrite,” from “So Beautiful or So What” (2011), isn’t included. Working with New York City jazz musicians (including trumpet player Wynton Marsalis) and Roy Halee, who produced the Simon & Garfunkel records, Simon — rearranging tunes and tweaking some lyrics — creates a mood of gentle emotions, quiet anguish, insightful wisdom, playful wit and typically detailed storytelling. The styles range from folk and jazz to slightly silly talk-sing metaphors (“Pigs, Sheeps and Wolves”). His catalog is so extensive that only three of the “In the Blue Light” songs are included among 68 selections on two Simon career retrospectives (“The Essential …” and “Songwriter”). Sweetened by a string quartet, “Rene and Georgette

Magritte With Their Dog After the War” is a tender portrait from “Hearts and Bones” (1983) that also pays homage to the inspirational doo-wop music Simon grew up hearing in Queens, New York (“the Penguins, the Moonglows, the Orioles, the Five Satins”). Similarly, “Darling Lorraine” follows the arc of a doomed urban love story (“What? You don’t like the way I chew?”) during an expanded 7:13 version of a song from “You’re the One” (2000). So are the percussive “Pigs, Sheep and Wolves” (“It’s the animal behavior”), with Marsalis contributing the New Orleans accents; the Latin lilt of “Love” (“We crave it so badly”); and the soft acoustic guitar/sax mood of “The Teacher” (“Deeper and deeper/The dreamer of love/ Sleeps on a quilt of stars”). “One Man’s Ceiling ...,” now a jazzy, piano-based stroll, delineates the “apartment house blues” of urban living. There’s a baroque-jazz feel to “Can’t Run” (“but I can walk much faster”) while “How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns” is a jazzy, late-night piano meditation hauntingly accented by Marsalis. Taken from “One Trick Pony” (1980), it provided the album’s title. When McCartney and Simon started out in the late 1950s and early ’60s, it was inconceivable that they still would be making — and marketing — their music 60 years later. There’s nothing so crazy about that now. Contact music and entertainment writer Tony Sauro at


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ARIES (March 21-April 19): What happens in the world will influence you; however, it won't control you unless you let it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): There are good things about every state of being, even the ones you don't prefer. GEMINI (May 21-June 21): Sometimes you feel like you're a figment of your own imagination. You have, after all, taken an active part in creating this personality of yours. CANCER (June 22-July 22): The same lake is defined as "joyous," "ominous" "raging" and "quiet." It is not a wonder that a lake can be all of those things, so it should come as no surprise that people are as capable or more of such mood shifts. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): An exchange of energy, ideas and feelings makes this day run on an exhilarating mood that will benefit and strengthen each individual, group and, indeed, the spirit of goodness at large. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There will be a focus on your potential as

surmised by yourself and others, none of whom are qualified to make a guess, let alone a decision about it. And that includes you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): Part of you aspires to new heights of spiritual achievement and self-discovery. Another part of you wants to sit on the couch and watch a reality show. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): The wolves circle. Matters of integrity and ethics are ignored by greedy people. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Some days don't require you to think too far into the problem, and in fact you're better off for approaching without too much mental gusto. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It is very rare that one gets to be the person of the hour, toasted and lauded. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Solitude will fortify your spirit, clarify your mind and be a lot more fun than hanging around with the usual suspects. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The concept of "potential" can be tricky in general, and today it may be a source of frustration.

8 p.m. on NBC NBC gives the Emmy-nominated “afterlife sitcom” a four-episode mini-marathon of Season 2 episodes, starting with “Dance Dance Resolution,” which finds Michael (Ted Danson) perfectly content to keep manipulating the lives of those under his apparent rule — if he can work out a few bumps in his strategy. Meanwhile, Eleanor (Kristen Bell) develops plans of her own, since the clue she planted for herself continues to indicate that all is not what it seems. Three more episodes immediately follow.

‘Match Game’ 9 p.m. on ABC “Tonight’s new episode is the Season 3 (Blank).” OK, that fill-in-the-blank challenge doesn’t exactly lend itself to jokes, but tonight’s new season finale features a noteworthy celebrity panel headed (at least for many viewers) by boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard. He’s joined by actor-writer Mark Duplass, actress and writer Ali Wentworth, actresses Tisha Campbell-Martin and Pamela Anderson, and TV host and personality Adam Carolla. Alec Baldwin is the host.

pletely turned upside-down in the aftermath of a savage stealth attack. Still horribly shaken by that misfortune, Teresa nevertheless collects herself enough to make a bold move that she can only hope will allow her to seize the throne of her empire.

‘Snowfall’ 10 p.m. on FX Franklin (Damson Idris) is totally rocked by some devastating news in a new episode called “Aftermath.” Elsewhere, Teddy (Carter Hudson) makes a desperate bid to turn an enemy into an ally, while Lucia and Gustavo (Emily Rios, Sergio Peris-Mencheta) decide to throw in the towel and leave Los Angeles.

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Following the explosion in Washington, D.C., a determined Bob Lee (Ryan Phillippe) vows to put an end to Atlas once and for all in the new “Red Light,” the Season 3 finale that also marks the end of this action drama. Complicating that crusade are his desperate attempts to salvage his marriage and tie up lingering threads from his past. Elsewhere, Isaac, Nadine and Harris (Omar Epps, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Jesse Bradford) find new government roles for themselves.

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Jeanne Phillips DEAR ABBY: My mother did something very disrespectful. She picked up my former boyfriend and took him to her house, saying she needed help with her curtains or something. He said when she came back in the room, she just had on a slip, like she was trying to seduce him. When I asked her if what he said about her was true, she replied, "Maybe I did, maybe I didn't." Not long after that, I began distancing myself from her.

After I got married, she told a relative she didn't believe my baby daughter was my husband's. I was understandably upset. When I questioned her about it, she was shocked because she didn't know my cousin had told me. Right now, I don't care to be around her. I still send her cards for her birthday and Christmas, but I don't trust her anymore. What should I do? — CAN'T TRUST MY MOTHER DEAR CAN'T TRUST HER: It's sad, but not all parents are loving and supportive. In fact, some of them are toxic. Your mother appears to be one of the latter, so listen to your gut. Continue to be respectful, as you have been doing, but also continue to keep your distance. And if

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the exterior and different artists at Pacific, where Pontuti recently completed a virtual reality film about John Muir, are helping with costumes and sets. English professor Courtney Lehman is working as a script supervisor. Pontuti, 52, wants to make it a broader community project, though, and is crowd sourcing, looking for people who are passionate about the story and want to contribute

to the planning and production of the film. He needs researchers to look into that period for set purposes and will need to borrow things like dishes, silverware, artwork, lamps and decorations that might have been used in 1890. He needs a low-cost office space, preferably downtown, a linguist coach so the actors sound of the time, a garden and a horse and buggy and someone who can drive it. He’ll also need actors, although Loreth will play the woman. “One of my biggest

struggles is figuring out how I’m going to portray this woman,” said Loreth, who never considered acting until she met Pontuti. “She’s obviously not in her right mind, but there’s truth to what she’s feeling and what she believes, regardless of how much truth there is to what she sees and believes. She needs to be a likeable character, despite her problems and issues and erratic behavior. She needs to be a character that not everyone sees as likeable, but maybe it’s because they don’t understand what she’s going through. That’s the point of

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polemic intonations of Tolstoy and both the intensity and the tour de force quality of the piece combined with this incredibly progressive composer. His language is very, very unique. We’re always enjoying the drive of his music. This provides a nice inward piece.” The Parker Quartet — named for the historic Parker House in Boston, where literary greats Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson and others used to meet and where the quartet has performed — has played music together since 2002 when all but Hamao (who joined the group earlier this year) were sophomores together at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. “We started playing together, because we knew each other from different summer musical festivals and formed early friendships, different combinations of friends,” Chong said. “We all ended up there and thought, maybe we should play together in a quartet. Everyone was

The Parker Quartet, Jessica Bodner (viola), Daniel Chong (violin), Ken Hamao (violin) and Kee-Hyun Kim (cello), perform Sunday for Friends of Chamber Music’s season-opening show. [COURTESY OF LUKE RATRAY PHOTOGRAPHY]

agreeable and we took it very seriously. We enjoyed it immensely, enjoyed spending time together, enjoyed making music together. It’s not something we started and said, ‘let’s make a professional career out of this.’ ” That came about because as they made their way through school, their teachers, their mentors, encouraged them to stay together. They were popular and good together and when they graduated, they talked about whether to maintain a quartet or go their separate ways. “Unanimously we said, let’s

give this a shot. That was in 2005,” Chong said. They dedicated themselves to quartet music, won prestigious competitions, starting with the Concert Artists Guild Competition and the Grand Prix and Mozart Prize at the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in France. They followed that by winning Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award. Those awards led to international tours, which occupy about half of each month, Chong said. When not on tour — and they

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the book. So many didn’t see her or see what was going on.” Anyone wanting to be a part of the project is welcome to reach out to Pontuti through his film company website, More information also is available on Instagram at, Facebook at and Twitter at ywpfilm. Contact reporter Lori Gilbert at (209) 546-8284 or Follow he on Twitter @lorigrecord.

were scheduled to perform in Honolulu before coming to Stockton, if the tropical storms allow them to travel — the four are Blodgett Artists-inResidence at Harvard University, where they teach chamber music. They help form new quartets of students, hoping they experience the joy that they have found. “In orchestra you’re there to serve the artistic vision of the conductor,” Chong said. “In string quartet you’re there to make the artistic vision together, something larger than the sum of four people. That sort of way of making music or sharing music or interacting with other musicians on content or a source was so powerful. That combination was very potent vs. being a solo player. It’s very easy to focus on the instrument, or technique or how to channel a certain sense of charisma by yourself. That music is designed to show off the soloist. That’s not the type of music I was drawn to. I was drawn to music that spoke to something deeper, spoke to humanity and tragedy.” Contact reporter Lori Gilbert at (209) 546-8284 or Follow her on Twitter @lorigrecord0.


Stockton Civic Theatre 2018-19 season All shows at the theater, 2312 Rosemarie Lane, Stockton Today-Sept. 30: “Hair” Nov. 14-Dec. 16: “Annie” Jan. 16-Feb. 3: “A Comedy of Tenors” April 10-28: “Ripcord” June 12-July 7: “Nice Work If You Can Get It” Information: or (209) 473-2400 Showbiz Theatre Company 2018-19 season All shows at the theater, 1744 Pacific Ave., Stockton Oct. 18-Nov. 3: “The Rocky Horror Show” Dec. 7-23: “Peter and the Starcatcher” Feb. 1-10: “Prelude to a Kiss” March 29-April 14: “Baby” May 31-June 15: “Alice’s Underground Adventures” Aug. 2-18: “La Cage aux Folles” Information: or (209) 938-0447 Stockton Symphony 2018-19 season All shows at San Joaquin Delta College Atherton Auditorium, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton Sept. 22: Classics 1: The Sights and Sounds of Stockton, guest artists Anthony Trionfo (flute) with original piece by composer John Wineglass Oct. 14: Pops 1: Blockbuster Broadway with guest vocalists Scott Coulter, Jessica Hendy, Kelli Rabke and John Boswell Nov. 10: Classics 2: Guest artists Chris Brubeck (trombone) and Cooper Walden (trumpet) Dec. 16: Pops 2: Holiday POPS with Stockton Chorale and Youth Chorale Jan. 26: Classics 3: Guest artist Sandy Cameron (violin) Feb. 24: Pops 3: Music from the Movies March 23: Classics 4: Guest artist Frank Wiens (piano) April 27: Classics 5: Guest artist combined choruses May 12: Pops 4: Simply Sinatra with guest artist Steve Lippia and guest conductor Steve Sigmund Friends of Chamber Music 2018-19 season All shows begin 2:30 p.m. at Faye Spanos Concert Hall, University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton Sept. 16: Parker Quartet Oct. 7: Musica Pacifica Nov. 11: enhake Feb. 10: Ying Quartet

Stockton Chorale 2018-19 season Oct. 20: Mountain Music, location TBA Oct. 21: Mountain Music, Vineyard Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi Dec. 8: December All Over the World, location TBA Dec. 9: December All Over the World, Vineyard Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi March 9: Choral Masterworks, location TBA March 10: Choral Masterworks, Episcopal Church of St. John The Baptist, Lodi May 18: Another Op’Nin, Another Show!, location TBA May 19: Another Op’Nin, Another Show!, Vineyard Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi Take 5 Jazz at the Brew 157 W. Adams St., Stockton All shows 7 p.m. Today: Mark Boling and Keith Brown with the Randy Sandoli Quintet Sept. 20: 2018-19 Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet Sept. 27: Brian Kendrick Little Big Band Oct. 4: Dee Daniels with the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet Oct. 11: PLQ Oct. 18: Joe Mazzaferro Group Oct. 23: Trism Oct 24: Brian Kendrick Little Big Band Oct. 25: Joe Mazzaferro Group Oct. 26: 10 p.m. Mimi Fox Information: brubeckinstitute. org Sierra Repertory Theatre Shows at East Sonora Theatre, 13891 Mono Way, Sonora Oct. 12-Oct. 28: “Intimate Apparel” Nov. 30-Dec. 23: SRT’s “Holly, Jolly Christmas” Shows at Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St., Columbia State Park Friday-Sept. 30: “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” Nov. 2-Dec. 9: “Away in the Basement” Information: (209) 532-3120 or Bob Hope Theatre 242 E. Main St., Stockton Wednesday: 9 p.m. Magic Men Live! Sept. 23: 7 p.m. Los Temerarios Sept. 27: 7:30 p.m. Benise Sept. 29: 7 p.m. The Stockton Arts Experience

Tracy Grand Theatre 715 Central Ave., Tracy Friday: 8 p.m. Montgomery Gentry Saturday: 8 p.m. Jeff Bordes and Friends, A Tribute to Frank Sinatra Sept. 20: 7 p.m. An Evening with Bill Walton Sept. 28: 8 p.m. 38 Special Oct. 13: 7 p.m. Mariachi Los Reyes Oct. 27: 8 p.m. Central West Ballet’s “Dracula” Information: (209) 831-6858 or Hutchins Street Square 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi Sept. 30: 4 p.m. Creedence Revelation featuring Randy Linder Oct. 5: 7 p.m. “Menopause the Musical” Oct. 12: 6 p.m. Family Friday Movie Nite “Monsters, Inc.” Oct. 23: 7 p.m. World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater Information: (209) 333-6782 or American Legion Hall 320 N. Washington St., Lodi Cell Block 7 Jazz band performs at 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the following dates: Tuesday, Oct. 2, Oct. 16, Nov. 6, Nov. 20, Dec. 16 Dances at the Stockton Elks Lodge 8900 Thornton Road, Stockton Live music begins at 7 p.m. Friday: Solid Gold Sept. 21: Crystal Image Sept. 28: Joe Champion Sounds of Swenson Concerts in the Park 6803 Alexandria Place, Stockton Free concert begins at 5 p.m. Today: The Sweet Taunts Ironstone Amphitheatre Summer Concert Series 1894 6 Mile Road, Murphys Sunday: 6:30 p.m. Boy George, Culture Club and The B-52s Information: Sutter Creek Theatre 44 Main St. Sept. 22: 8 p.m. Rick Estrin and The Nightcats Oct. 6: 8 p.m. Coco Montoyo

Information: (916) 425-0077 or Gallo Center for the Arts 1000 I St., Modesto Today: 7 p.m. Steven Curtis Chapman Solo Friday: 8 p.m. The 5th Dimension Saturday: 7:30 p.m. The Aaron Durr Band Sunday: 3 p.m. Modesto Community Concert Association Aidan James Sunday: 4 p.m. Herb Alpert and Lani Hall Monday: 7:30 p.m. The Beach Boys Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. Norman Foote Sept. 20: 7:30 p.m. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Sept. 21: 7 p.m. “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” Sept. 22: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” Sept. 22: 8 p.m. Burt Bacharach Sept. 23: 5 p.m. Boz Scaggs Sept. 27: 7:30 p.m. Kenny G Sept. 28: 7:30 p.m. The Kingston Trio Sept. 29: 7 p.m.: SF Comedy Competition Sept. 30: 4 p.m. Chinese Warriors of Peking Oct. 3: 7:30 p.m. Rodney Crowell Oct. 4: 7:30 p.m. The Simon and Garfunkel Story Oct. 5: 7:30 p.m. Aida Cuevas Oct. 5: 7:30 p.m. Natsuki Fukasawa Oct. 6: 7:30 p.m. Stephen B Oct. 6: 8 p.m. The Midtown Men Oct. 7: 3 p.m. It’s Magic Oct 10: 7:30 p.m. Soweto Gospel Choir Oct. 12: 7:30 p.m. Scott Coulter Oct. 12: 8 p.m. Modesto Symphony Orchestra Symphonie Fantastique Oct. 13: 7 p.m. Ramana Vierira Oct. 13: 8 p.m. Modesto Symphony Orchestra Symphonie Fantastique Oct. 14: 4 and 7 p.m. Gabriel Iglesias Oct. 17: 7:30 p.m. Michael Jr. Oct. 18: 7 p.m. Nat Geo Live: Hilaree Nelson Oct. 19: 7:30 p.m. “Dracula” Oct. 20: 7:30 p.m. “Dracula” Oct. 20: 8 p.m. Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes Oct. 23: 6:30 p.m. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Oct. 24: 7:30 p.m. Five for Fighting Oct. 26: 7 p.m. Ballet Folklorico de Mexico Oct. 27: 7:30 p.m. Three Dog Night Oct. 28: 1 p.m. Laurie Berkner Oct. 29: 7 p.m. Finding Neverland Oct. 30: 7 pm. Finding Neverland


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| Thursday, September 13, 2018


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Mostly sunny Stockton: 75 Tracy: 76

Clear and cool Stockton: 53 Tracy: 54

Plenty of sunshine Stockton: 80/53 Tracy: 80/52

Plenty of sunshine Stockton: 80/50 Tracy: 82/50

Sunshine Stockton: 83/50 Tracy: 84/52

Plenty of sunshine Stockton: 88/50 Tracy: 89/51

Some clouds linger across the area on Thursday morning. Clearing expected by afternoon as temperatures rise into the weekend.

Watch meteorologist Tamara Berg’s weathercasts only on KCRA 3.


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Stockton through 5 p.m. yesterday

Temperature High/low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83/56 Normal high/low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89/57

Precipitation 24 hours through 5 p.m. yest. . . . . . . . . . 0.00” Season to date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.22” Last season to date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trace Normal season to date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.14”

UV Index

Seattle 66/53

How to read the map Stockton 87/66 86/59/0.13

Placerville 74/54 77/53/0.00

- Location - Today’s high/low * estimated

Santa Rosa 77/44 79/47/0.00

Galt 77/50 77/55/0.00

7 6

San Rafael 74/51 70/56/0.00

The higher the UV Index™ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.

Minutes a fair-skinned person can stay in the sun from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. before unprotected skin is damaged.

Vallejo 73/52 77/54/0.00 Oakland 68/53 68/50/0.00

San Francisco 67/54 67/55/0.00

30 110s

Air Quality

100s 90s

Unhealthy Unhealthy Very Hazardous Good Moderate (sensitive) Unhealthy Source:




Very High



Tidal Height


Tidal Height

High Low

9:31 a.m. 4:06 a.m.

3.6 0.3

9:36 p.m. 3:59 p.m.

4.0 0.5


3.3 0.3

10:14 p.m. 4:40 p.m.


Camanche 417,120 New Hogan 317000 New Melones 2,420,000

-0s -10s

Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

Monterey 65/52 68/52/0.00

Sun and Moon Storage

345,617 168,152 1,808,243


83 53 75

Measurement in acre-feet

Sunrise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:45 a.m. Sunset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:16 p.m. Moonrise today . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:59 a.m. Moonset Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:04 p.m. First Full Last New

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Sep 16

Sep 24

Oct 2

Oct 8

Alturas Bakersfield Barstow Bodega Bay Chico Concord Davis Death Valley Eureka Lancaster Los Angeles

Hi / Lo / W

Shown are the noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Forecast high/lows are for selected cities.

Sonora 79/48 *77/53/0.00


Yosemite 70/46 84/47/0.00

Atwater 82/51 *85/54/0.00 Merced 84/45 85/53/0.00

69/29/s 85/57/s 98/63/s 63/52/pc 79/53/s 77/55/s 78/50/s 105/76/s 62/49/pc 89/56/s 84/63/pc


Madera 84/53 89/59/0.00

Mammoth Lakes Marysville Mendocino Monterey Napa Needles Palm Springs Paso Robles Red Bluff Redding Riverside

Hi / Lo / W

65/32/s 80/49/s 65/49/pc 65/52/pc 75/48/s 107/77/s 105/73/s 84/45/s 81/50/s 81/48/s 91/54/s

Washington 82/74

Fresno 85/57 89/61/0.00


Selma 85/53 89/60/0.00 Hi / Lo / W

Salinas 69/52/pc San Diego 80/66/pc San Francisco 67/54/pc San Gabriel 88/62/pc San Luis Obispo 75/50/pc Santa Barbara 76/57/pc Santa Cruz 69/54/pc South Lake Tahoe 63/36/s Ukiah 77/45/s Ventura 73/59/pc Yosemite 70/46/s

Hi / Lo / W

Albany Albuquerque Anchorage Atlanta Baltimore Bismarck Boise Boston Buffalo Cheyenne Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Dallas Denver Des Moines Detroit Duluth El Paso

70s 60s 50s

Kansas City 82/68


81/65/c 90/62/s 67/50/pc 89/74/pc 80/70/t 75/52/c 72/46/pc 72/61/c 81/67/c 87/52/s 78/61/s 84/68/pc 83/70/sh 88/73/t 93/57/s 83/68/s 80/68/pc 78/67/s 96/69/s


El Paso 96/69

Forecasts and graphics, except for KCRA forecasts, provided by AccuWeather, Inc. ©2018 City

Detroit 80/68



San Andreas 82/44 *79/55/0.00

Los Banos 81/52 85/57/0.00

New York 76/68

Atlanta 89/74

Salinas 69/52 69/53/0.00


3.9 0.7

Water Storage As of midnight Wednesday Reservoir

Newman 80/51 *83/56/0.00 Gilroy 74/50 78/49/0.00

Denver 93/57

Angels Camp 80/45 *79/52/0.00

Modesto 79/53 82/59/0.00

Chicago 78/61

Los Angeles 84/63



High 10:33 a.m. Low 5:01 a.m.

Manteca 78/51 81/56/0.00

Tracy 76/54 89/58/0.00

San Jose 71/54 76/54/0.00

Santa Cruz 69/54 74/47/0.00


Tides (Stockton)

Livermore 73/52 76/51/0.00

Half Moon Bay 61/51 62/50/0.00


Absent Low Moderate Source: National Allergy Bureau

Fremont 69/55 69/51/0.00




San Mateo 67/56 68/56/0.00

Minneapolis 83/70 San Francisco 67/54

Lodi Linden 79/48 79/56/0.00 80/49 *81/56/0.00

Stockton 75/53 83/56/0.00


Billings 72/48

Jackson 78/48 77/53/0.00

Napa Fairfield 75/48 75/46/0.00 77/53 75/54/0.00


South Lake Tahoe 63/36 65/52/0.00

Sacramento 78/53 77/53/0.00

- Yesterday’s high/low and precipitation amount

110s 100s

10s 0s

Houston 85/75


Flagstaff Hartford Honolulu Indianapolis Jacksonville Juneau Kansas City Las Vegas Little Rock Louisville Medford Memphis Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis Nashville New Orleans New York City Oklahoma City

Hi / Lo / W

76/43/s 77/62/c 86/76/c 81/64/pc 92/73/t 61/41/sh 82/68/pc 97/72/s 86/70/pc 85/68/pc 74/47/s 89/72/pc 88/77/t 74/59/s 83/70/s 88/70/pc 90/78/t 76/68/c 84/68/pc

-0s Miami 88/77


Omaha Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland, ME Portland, OR Raleigh Reno St. Louis Salt Lake City San Antonio Santa Fe Seattle Sioux Falls Spokane Tampa Tulsa Washington, DC


Hi / Lo / W

86/71/s 92/75/t 80/69/c 105/78/s 83/70/sh 76/57/pc 69/54/pc 83/71/sh 75/45/s 84/68/s 81/56/s 84/73/t 86/54/s 66/53/sh 81/69/s 65/46/pc 91/79/t 86/70/pc 82/74/t

The World City

Hi / Lo / W

Athens Baghdad Beijing Berlin Bermuda Buenos Aires Cairo Frankfurt Geneva Hong Kong Jerusalem

82/67/pc 114/81/s 85/66/c 61/52/r 86/79/pc 70/52/pc 93/75/s 71/52/pc 80/58/t 87/80/t 84/66/s


Kabul London Madrid Manila Mexico City Montreal Moscow Nassau Oslo Paris Rio

Hi / Lo / W

90/53/s 68/50/s 91/63/s 88/79/t 71/58/t 80/61/s 66/45/sh 89/76/sh 61/45/pc 67/48/sh 81/68/pc


Rome Seoul Singapore Stockholm Sydney Tel Aviv Tokyo Toronto Vienna Warsaw Zurich

Hi / Lo / W

79/66/pc 84/68/pc 88/77/pc 62/50/pc 69/57/s 87/74/pc 78/68/pc 75/66/pc 83/62/pc 73/57/c 79/57/t

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Tennis talks state football High school football expert Mark Tennis has a new book Marina Alex holds the trophy after winning the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic golf tournament Sept. 2 in Portland, Ore. [STEVE DYKES/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

Evian bids farewell to September By Graham Dunbar The Associated Press

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — The Evian Championship will bid farewell to September, and hopefully its bad weather, when the final women’s golf major of the season starts Thursday. It’s the final edition of Evian before it reverts to its former July slot in 2019, a move that players hope will avoid more weather-hit days like last year’s opening round — which was wiped out by a severe storm. However, rain and possible thunderstorms are forecast for the first round at the picturesque hillside course overlooking Lake Geneva, after Wednesday’s final practice was held in sunshine and 83-degree (28 C) heat. “It deserves to be played in great conditions,” defending champion Anna Nordqvist said Wednesday. “It’s really one of the best events we have all year.” Nordqvist won her second career major last year in a playoff through a hailstorm that was chilling even to a native Swede. “Everyone who has grown up in Europe knows that September can be a little sketchy. July is going to be great,” she said. The 2017 edition saw Thursday’s round stopped because of the storm before all scores were struck and a Friday restart was ordered. Twice in its five years as a major, Evian became a 54-hole event.

By Nick Woodard Record Staff Writer

STOCKTON - From his decades of high school football coverage, Mark Tennis has many stories to tell. Last month, a collection of some of the best hit bookshelves across

the country. Tennis, the editor and publisher of Cal-Hi Sports, was the featured guest on Episode 7 of Tennis the Best of Preps podcast. Tucked under the longtime Stockton resident’s arm was “High School Football in California”, his recently published book detailing the sport’s history in the state, as

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well as some of the greatest, players and teams to play under the lights on Friday nights. The book has been No. 1 in the world on Amazon’s list of top sellers in the teen and young adult football category. Tennis will be doing an author’s appearance at the Stockton

Barnes & Noble store Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., where he’ll be signing books and leading an informal discussion about California and local high school football. Tennis was approached by Skyhorse Publishing of New York about writing the book, something Tennis said the likes of which haven’t been written before  in California. He was given some guidelines, but largely had his See PODCAST, C3


Matt Chapman, right, hits a two-run double in front of Baltimore Orioles catcher Austin Wynns and umpire Bill Miller in the Oakland Athletics’ 10-run third inning on Wednesday in Baltimore. [PATRICK SEMANSKY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

Oakland moves within a game of Yankees with rally By David Ginsburg The Associated Press



BALTIMORE — The Oakland Athletics kept getting hits and scoring runs, circling the bases in a display that manager Bob Melvin described as “remarkable.” Finally, deep into the third inning, Ramon Laureano hit a popup to the shortstop. A mock cheer swelled

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within one game of the Yankees for the top AL wild card. New York lost 3-1 at Minnesota. Oakland totaled 10 hits and two walks in its biggest inning of the year. Olson provided the big blow — a three-run shot off Andrew Cashner (4-15) — and three different players had two hits. “I don’t know if I’ve been a part of one of those,” Olson said. “It

seemed like everybody was working the count and getting a good pitch and squaring it up.” Oakland sent 15 batters to the plate and generated more than enough offense to match its longest winning streak of the season. The A’s trail first-place Houston by three games in the AL West and See OAKLAND, C2

Niners quarterback tries to shake off his first pro loss By Josh Dubow


from the small crowd of 10,480 at Camden Yards. “I was like, ‘Ooh.’ I didn’t realize nobody had gotten out yet,” Oakland slugger Matt Olson said. Olson homered during a 10-run inning in which the first 11 batters reached base, and the Athletics blanked the Baltimore Orioles 10-0 Wednesday night. With their sixth straight victory, the A’s moved

SANTA CLARA — Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t feel the need to throw any chairs, yell at teammates or do just about anything different following a season-opening loss. Sure, he might have lost his first game as a starting quarterback since he was back at Eastern Illinois, but Garoppolo kept the same approach he had while leading the San Francisco 49ers to five straight wins to end last season. “I think it’s pretty easy,” Garoppolo said Wednesday. “I come in here every day grinding, trying to be the best quarterback for this team that I can be. As long as I have that mindset, I think I’ll be all right.” Garoppolo was far from his best last week in a 24-16 loss at Minnesota. He completed less than half his passes, threw three

interceptions and led the 49ers (0-1) to just one touchdown in his first start since signing a fiveyear, $137.5 million contract in the offseason. Garoppolo earned that deal after winning his first seven career starts, including two in New England in 2016. Garoppolo’s last loss as a starter came in the FCS playoffs when Towson beat Eastern Illinois 49-39. That game ended Garoppolo’s college career so the last time he had to come back from a loss came after a loss at Northern Illinois on Sept. 21, 2013, and Garoppolo bounced back to throw for 322 yards and three TDs in a 42-7 win over Eastern Kentucky. He will try for a similar result in the home opener Sunday against Detroit (0-1) and coach Kyle Shanahan sees the same approach See NINERS, C2

San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will try to rebound from the first loss of his professional career when the 49ers host the Detroit Lions on Sunday. [BRUCE KLUCKHOHN/AP FILE 2018]


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T V- R A D I O BASEBALL 1 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Washington MLB 4 p.m. A’s at Baltimore NSCA, 1140 4:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at St. Louis MLB 7 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels MLB BOXING 5 p.m. Welterweights: Pablo Cesar Cano vs. Ruslan Madiev ESPN2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2:30 p.m. Boston College at Wake Forest ESPN GOLF 6:30 a.m. LPGA: The Evian Championship Golf 3 p.m. Boise Open Golf 7 p.m. Asian Tour: Shinhan Donghae Open Golf 2 a.m. (Fri.) LPGA: The Evian Championship Golf

COMING UP WOMEN’S GOLF Noon Delta at Big 8 Conference No. 2 (Napa) HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m. Weston Ranch at Gregori PREP GIRLS VOLLEYBALL 5 p.m. Golden Sierra at Linden 5:30 p.m. McNair at Delta Charter 6 p.m. Amador at Argonaut, Stone Ridge Christian at Millennium, Tracy at Manteca, Bret Harte at Calaveras, Oakdale at Weston Ranch, Turlock Christian at Brookside Christian, Lodi at Chavez, Bret Harte at Calaveras, Lathrop at Johansen 6:30 p.m. Ripon Christian at Le Grand, Sierra at Kimball

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as always from his quarterback. “I’d be disappointed if it was different,” Shanahan said. “Jimmy tries his hardest every week. I know he didn’t have his best game last week, but he doesn’t need to come in here and make stuff up. He’s had some successful games in this league. He’s going to have plenty more. He just needs to get back to work.” Garoppolo went 15 for 33 for 261 yards last week against a Minnesota defense that was ranked first in the NFL a year ago and his three interceptions were the most by a San Francisco quarterback in a season opener since Hall of Famer Steve Young did it in 1993 against Pittsburgh. One interception came when Kendrick Bourne ran the wrong pattern, another on a high throw and the third when Garoppolo was trying to lead a late comeback. There were some bright moments, too, most notably when Garoppolo spun out of pressure and found Dante Pettis

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own a comfortable lead for the second wild card. Daniel Mengden (7-6) pitched five innings of no-hit relief after entering in the second for starter Liam Hendriks, who went one inning by design. Baltimore’s lone hit was a clean single to left field in the first by Trey Mancini. The final 20 batters went down in order following a thirdinning walk to Jace Peterson. “We didn’t hit anything hard,” manager Buck Showalter said. “Nothing to really put your arms around and feel proud of.” The A’s have already clinched their 10th series win in the last 13 (10-1-2) and will go for a threegame sweep of the woeful Orioles on Thursday night. After going a major league-best 34-15 since the All-Star break, Oakland is 32 games over .500 (89-57) for the first time since September 2003. Baltimore has lost six in a row to fall to 41-104, the worst record in the majors. It’s the eighth time this season the Orioles have been mired

with an off-balance throw to the back of the end zone for a 22-yard TD. “I like guys who aren’t scared to fail,” Shanahan said. “They’re going to let it rip. They’re not going to just guess and gamble, but they’re trying to win the game and they try to see stuff and they try to let it rip. You do the best you can and then you live with the consequences. What you don’t want is someone who isn’t sure and they’re scared to get blamed so they sit there and take a sack. It’s really hard to win when you have that unless you depend on everyone else.” NOTES: The Niners placed LB Brock Coyle on IR with a concussion and a broken bone in his back. He can’t have contact for at least six weeks. ... G Mike Person (foot), G Joshua Garnett (toe), WR Marquise Goodwin (thigh), S Adrian Colbert (hamstring) and LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring) all missed practice and are day to day. ... The team signed LB Terence Garvin to a one-year deal and promoted OL Najee Toran from the practice squad to the active roster. ... WR Frank Stephens was signed to the practice squad. ... WR Aaron Burbridge was released off IR with an injury settlement.

in a skid of at least six games. After breezing through the first two innings, Cashner never got another out. Two singles and a walk loaded the bases for Matt Chapman, who hit a two-run double. Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis followed with singles before Olson hit his 26th home run. Three singles and a walk followed before Cody Carroll retired Laureano. Chapman followed with an RBI single for the 10th run. “Pretty remarkable inning,” Melvin said. “You don’t see that happen very often. It was nice to be able to create a little distance.” There was one remaining moment of suspense. Needing a home run to complete the cycle in the ninth inning, Laureano looked at a called third strike. Up next Athletics: LHP Brett Anderson (3-4, 4.02 ERA), who has a 6.55 ERA in two career starts against Baltimore, gets the ball in the series finale Thursday night. Orioles: Dylan Bundy (7-14, 5.58 ERA) looks for his first victory since July 29. He’s 0-5 in his last seven starts with 11 home runs allowed.

Storm surges past Mystics for WNBA title By Benjamin Standig The Associated Press

FAIRFAX, Va. — Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart fretted following the regular-season opener after the Seattle Storm lost at home to the Phoenix Mercury. “We thought, ‘Oh, crap, what kind of year is this going to be?’” Bird reminisced. The answer came nearly four months later with a championship. Stewart led the Storm to their third WNBA title Wednesday night, scoring 30 points in a 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 3 of the best-of-five series. Natasha Howard added

career-high 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Storm. Seattle won 26 games during the regular season — 11 more than the 2017 campaign — entered the playoffs as the No. 1 seed, and swept the finals. Stewart was the league MVP and was selected the Finals MVP after averaging 25.6 points in the three games. She scored 17 points in the first half as the Storm raced to a 47-30 lead. “Stewie was just amazing,” Storm coach Dan Hughes said. “She truly was the MVP of this league. She truly was the MVP of these Finals. God blessed me with an opportunity to coach her and I will be forever grateful.”

Raiders rehire veteran receiver By Michael Wagaman The Associated Press

ALAMEDA — Two days after their passing game went flat in the second half of a seasonopening loss, the Oakland Raiders have brought back wide receiver Martavis Bryant. Bryant, who was with the Raiders in training camp after being acquired in a trade from Pittsburgh before getting released on the final day of roster cutdowns, signed a one-year contract and rejoined the team for practice Wednesday. Coach Jon Gruden said it’s possible Bryant could play Sunday in Denver. “I think he’s in a good place right now,” Gruden said. “He’s healthy. I think he’s ready to go. I’m sold on that. We’ve been in contact with him since he has been away. As I said when we made the trade to get him, when he’s right he can be a difference-maker. We’re hoping that he can be one sooner than later.” The Raiders need all the help they can get after their offense sputtered and eventually stalled in a 33-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Quarterback Derek Carr passed for 303 yards and one touchdown but most of that came in the first half. After halftime, Carr only completed nine throws while wide

receivers Jordy Nelson and Amari Cooper were held without a catch. The duo finished with a combined four receptions for 32 yards. The Raiders hope the speedy Bryant can help stretch the field and open things up for the other receivers. “I’m glad he’s back,” Carr said. “With us we can be there for him, help him with whatever he needs, and then he can help us go win football games. We obviously know what kind of talent he is. He can do things that other people just don’t do. That’s not a knock on them. That’s just what God blessed him with, 4.2 speed with that kind of length.” The Raiders traded a third-round pick to the Steelers to get Bryant in the offseason but the 26-yearold spent almost as much time in the trainer’s room as he did on the practice field while complaining of headaches. There was also talk that Bryant could face a possible NFL suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. When Bryant was let go, however, Gruden insisted it was because he had been outplayed by other receivers including Keon Hatcher. Hatcher was waived Wednesday to make room for Bryant. “One of the reasons he was

outperformed is he was inconsistently available,” Gruden said. “He was sick, he had lingering problems. But I think he’s in a really good place right now and I’ve seen him in a really good place. When he’s in a really good place he can be a really good player in this league.” Bryant has 126 receptions for 1,917 yards and 17 touchdowns. He missed the entire 2016 season while suspended for a violation of the NFL substance-abuse policy. Cooper, who had one catch for nine yards in the opener and was targeted only three times, welcomed Bryant’s return. “He’s going to really take the top off of defenses so we’re excited abut that,” Cooper said. “He’s a guy who’s really going to help open things up for us.” Notes: The Raiders placed longsnapper Andrew DePaola on injured reserve. LB Shilique Calhoun was waived. Trent Sieg, who spent training camp with Baltimore, was signed to replace DePaola. . Defensive tackle P.J. Hall is wearing a walking boot on his left foot. He was injured on the first defensive series against the Rams. Defensive lineman Justin Ellis is nursing a sore foot. As a result, Gruden said the team is discussing possibly signing free agent defensive linemen Clint McDonald and Johnathan Hankins.

Giants’ losing streak hits 11 By Kerry Crowley San Jose Mercury News

SAN FRANCISCO – The white flag went up, signaling surrender. The Giants alerted their foes they meant no harm, having accepted their fate in late August. But the opposition, which comes in many forms in September, has yet to rest. Twelve days ago, the Giants were a .500 club that had come to terms with the idea their season would end in disappointment. After suffering a 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, the Giants are in the midst of an 11-game losing streak, the longest in the San Francisco era, which has quickly turned disappointment into disaster. “It is really frustrating,” first baseman Brandon Belt said. “We’re coming to the field and we’re working our butts off every day and we’re doing what we can to win ballgames.” In Belt’s case, doing what he could meant extending out to nab a sinker from shortstop Brandon Crawford in the top of the ninth. Belt nudged his back foot up to the side of the first base bag, reaching his right arm forward to field Crawford’s throw before pinch-hitter Tyler Flowers stepped on the base. A successful stretch would have sent the Giants to the dugout with a chance to walk off as winners. But as Belt collected the throw, first base umpire Jeremie Rehak declared that Belt did not maintain contact with the base as Crawford’s toss rattled into his glove. “It looks like it’s on the bag,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “I just took a brief look, that’s why it’s one of those plays where the call on the field bears a lot of weight. They stood with it.” A two-plus minute replay review could not confirm Rehak’s call, but it did uphold his initial ruling. Flowers was awarded an infield

Atlanta Braves’ Tyler Flowers makes it safely to first base as San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (9) looks for the ruling from umpire Jeremie Rehak during the ninth inning on Wednesday in San Francisco. The Braves’ Charlie Culberson scored a run on the play. Atlanta won the game 2-1. [ERIC RISBERG/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

single and the game-winning RBI as former Giant Charlie Culberson crossed home plate. “They feel like they’ve got to be 1,000 percent sure on it and if they’re not, they don’t overturn it,” Belt said. “I had one of them describe it to me as they have to be able to bet their house on it.” An overturned replay review would not have halted the Giants’ longest losing streak since April 19-29, 1951, the year Bobby Thomson hit the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World.” To do that, the club needed to muster a hit with a runner on third and just one out. Three chances. Three missed opportunities. “There’s bad luck, probably tough luck on the last call, but you make your luck,” manager Bruce Bochy said. Veterans Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik both stepped up with the bases loaded and one out against Braves starter Aníbal Sánchez and

both hit into inning-ending double plays. In the seventh, Panik led off with a hit and advanced to third on an Alen Hanson single. But Hanson committed a costly mental mistake, turning inside the baseline at first instead of remaining in foul territory after reaching the bag. Starter Derek Holland did his job Wednesday, tossing six innings of one-run ball against a potent offense that’s pushed the Braves to the top of the National League East. San Francisco finished 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position Wednesday and scored just one run for the third straight game. During the club’s 11-game losing streak, the Giants have scored a combined 26 runs. “Your guys have got to come through,” Bochy said. “It’s pretty simple. This game is not that complicated. Somebody has got to knock in a run.”

Red Sox beat Blue Jays 1-0 for 100th victory The Associated Press

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox reached 100 wins for the first time since Ted Williams returned from World War II in the 1946 season, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 on Wednesday night. David Price (15-6) won his sixth straight decision, allowing three hits and striking out seven. Unbeaten in 11 starts since July 1, Price left after 92 pitches with a lead earned when Rafael Devers scampered home on a wild pitch by Aaron Sanchez (4-6) in the fifth inning. TWINS 3, YANKEES 1: Jake Odorizzi's no-hit bid was broken up when Greg Bird hit a run-scoring double with one out in the eighth inning, and Minnesota beat the Yankees to take two of three

from New York. ROCKIES 5, DIAMONDBACKS 4: DJ LeMahieu hit a two-run homer off Yoshihisa Hirano in the ninth inning, and NL West-leading Colorado beat Arizona. DODGERS 8, REDS 1: Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner drove in three runs each, and Los Angeles beat Cincinnati to avoid a season sweep by the last-place Reds. BREWERS 5, CUBS 1: Curtis Granderson homered, tripled and scored three runs, Lorenzo Cain added three hits and Milwaukee beat Chicago to move within a game of the NL Central lead. NATIONALS 5, PHILLIES 1: Stephen Strasburg threw seven impressive innings, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman and Juan Soto homered and Washington beat Philadelphia to complete a three-game sweep. RAYS 3, INDIANS 1: Blake Snell took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and

got his major league-leading 19th win, leading Tampa Bay past Cleveland. ASTROS 5, TIGERS 4: George Springer made a diving catch in the eighth inning to help preserve Houston's lead. PIRATES 4, CARDINALS 3: Jameson Taillon won his fourth straight start, Jacob Stallings drove in three runs and Pittsburgh snapped St. Louis' threegame winning streak. PADRES 5, MARINERS 4: Austin Hedges and Hunter Renfroe hit long home runs, and San Diego held on to beat fast-sinking Seattle for a two-game sweep. METS 13, MARLINS 0: Zack Wheeler and Jay Bruce helped New York jump on Miami following a 5-hour, 35-minute rain delay, capping a long, soggy day. WHITE SOX 4, ROYALS 2, (12): Tim Anderson hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning to lift Chicago past Kansas City.

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Junior at full strength for St. Mary’s volleyball By Nick Woodard Record Staff Writer

STOCKTON - St. Mary’s High volleyball coach Jayne McHugh put it best in regards to Emma Miller, the junior currently leading the Rams in kills. “Emma on the court?” said McHugh in response to a question asking what the outside hitter is like. “It’s been fun to finally see what Emma really is on the court.” After dealing with the aftermath of back surgery as a sophomore, Miller is back at full strength this season, noted by her team-leading 134 kills. Paired with teammates such as fellow junior Anya Green (104 kills), the Rams have gotten off to a 17-1 start on the year. Miller was introduced to the sport at a young age, she said, with her father having coached at St. Mary’s. She liked how quick and fast-paced it was, and found her spot on the court when she made the switch to outside hitter. “She hits what I would call a heavy ball,” McHugh said. “It explodes at you. It gets at you in a big hurry.” Miller said the team has had a focused approach to the season so far, and the Rams have tried not to get themselves into holes that they can’t get out of. Last year’s team was young, meaning the Rams have

had that much more experience to aid their fast start. As for her own play, Miller said she’s had one main goal - consistency. “This year, I’ve really been focused on minimizing my errors to earn more points for the team,” she said. St. Mary’s begins play in the TriCity Athletic League on Monday, and McHugh said the league might be as tough as its been in some time. From Miller’s perspective, she said the team has been working extremely hard in practice; if the Rams can keep it up, they should be up to the challenge once TCAL comes around. “We can’t let other teams get in our heads and be scared our nervous to play,” Miller said. “But we also can’t be overconfident in what we’re doing. We need to be mellow, and go in doing what we know how to do.”


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Two games are on the slate this week for the Pacific volleyball team, including the Tigers’ home opener. Pacific will play at California tonight, then head home to host Nevada at noon Saturday in a match that will close play in the Tigers’ non-conference schedule. The Tigers will first take on a Cal team that’s 7-2 on the season, led by Mima Mirkovic’s 3.97 points, 3.85 digs and 3.58 kills per set. The match is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Saturday’s home opener brings in Nevada and sophomore Ashley Maki, who ranks 11th among all Division I players with 21 service aces. Pacific, meanwhile, has its own sophomore star in Kaitlyn Lines, who notched a career-high 28 kills in a match against San Jose State last weekend. Also playing well for the Tigers are Riley Patterson (3.16 kills

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and Maddie Witkowske each scored for Delta, with Tahlia Pou adding seven saves. The Mustangs will next play in the Riverside Invitational, starting Friday.

Sierra 16, Delta 9


At Rocklin, Delta got two goals each from Connor Maroney and Caden Nord in a Big 8 Conferenceopening loss to Sierra. The Mustangs (2-3, 0-1 Big 8) will next play Sept. 20 against Fresno Pacific in Clovis.

Lincoln 3, Bear Creek 2


At Bear Creek, the Trojans won in five sets by scores of 25-22, 16-25, 25-13, 23-25, 15-13. For the Bruins, Samaya Royal had 28 kills and 13 digs while Karina Fardmanesh had 23 digs. Madden Yerena also had 23 assists for Bear Creek (6-5).

Sierra 9, Delta 7 At Sierra, Leti Mosqueda and Jessica Diaz had two goals each, but the Mustangs came up short in a road loss. Natalee Lamie, Madison Lincoln

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By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press

The ceiling for teams outside the Power Five in the College Football Playoff race seems to be set pretty low — as any Central Florida fan will be quick to point out. Maybe Boise State can bust through it this year. To do so, Saturday’s game at No. 24 Oklahoma State will be crucial for the 17th-ranked Broncos. Boise State’s trip to Stillwater is one of three games matching ranked teams in week three of the season, along with No. 4 Ohio State against No. 15 TCU in Arlington, Texas, and No. 7 Auburn hosting No. 12 LSU. The Broncos have mashed their first two opponents (118-27), a good start for the preseason favorite in the Mountain West. Quarterback Brett Rypien might be leading the best Broncos team since coach Chris Petersen’s BCS busters. The picks: No. 1 Alabama (minus 21) at Mississippi

Georgia Southern (plus 33) at No. 2 Clemson Tigers tune up for Georgia Tech’s The last few games it’s been paying off.” Vochatzer credited Supinger’s accuracy, and referenced a recent game when the player made a shot from nearly three-quarters length of the pool away. Supinger saw an opening against a goalie that was shaded heavily to one side, Vochatzer said, and took the shot. “He’s a smart player, and he’s got the physical skills to do what he’s thinking of,” Vochatzer said. Supinger, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, said he’s going on a two-year mission when he graduates from Bear Creek. He has aspirations to return to the sport after, however, and hopefully play at the college level. For now, he’s got a season with the Bruins to finish. He said Bear Creek can make a splash, as long as the team is conditioned for a lengthy season.

per set), Riley Ramsey (2.56), as well as freshmen Jadyn Tubbs (4.12 digs per set) and Gabby Leo (4.32 assists).

No. 17 Boise State gets a big chance

The Ole Miss receivers, including preseason All-America A.J. Brown, will test the Tide’s inexperienced secondary — but ‘Bama might score 70 ... ALABAMA 42-24.

By Nick Woodard

STOCKTON - Blake Supinger likes toast. It’s one of his favorite foods, he said. It’s rather fitting for someone who generally maintains a laidback, quiet demeanor according to his coach. Supinger also likes water polo, and when he hits the water, it’s a much different story. The Bear Creek High senior is tied for fourth in the section in goals (20) with teammate Cade Campigli, according to MaxPreps. He has a knack for the back of the net, said Bruins coach Herb Vochatzer, and isn’t as laid back when he’s in the pool. “In the water, he’s very strong and very aggressive,” Vochatzer. “You wouldn’t know it out of the water. But he can hold his own.” Supinger, a swimmer since the age of 10, got his start in water polo as a freshman. He’s got a lot of friends in the sport, including Campigli and junior Adan Banks, who’s right behind his teammates and fifth in the section with 19 goals. Together, the trio has proven to be an offensive force for Bear Creek. “This year, with Cade and Adan, we’ve been trying to focus on our shot, throw hard and try to get into the corners,” Supinger. “That’s what we’ve been focusing on lately.

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choice of direction. Tennis said he didn’t want it to be a record book, and he didn’t want to follow a dry, decade-by-decade retelling of history. He wanted to find some of the most interesting aspects of football history in the state. “I wanted to jump around, topicto-topic,” Tennis said. “I wanted to have interesting topics that maybe the general public might find interesting.” In various chapters, Tennis includes former Pacific quarterback Tom Flores as a Super Bowlwinning coach from California, as well as a passage featuring Pete

Boise State wide receiver Akilian Butler (81) looks up from under the pile of players he dragged in to the end zone for a touchdown against Connecticut in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won 62-7. [STEVE CONNER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

triple-option next week with Georgia Southern’s ... CLEMSON 49-14. Middle Tennessee (plus 33) at No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs have scored at least 40 in both games this season. The last time they reached 40 the first three games was in 2011, when they did it in five straight .... GEORGIA 52-14. No. 4 Ohio State (minus 12½) vs. No. 15 TCU at

Morelli about a referee making the move from high school to college to the professional level. One of his favorite chapters, Tennis said, was titled “Salute to Service” a part of the book dedicated to high school football greats that later went on to serve in the military. He found one of the subjects of the chapter by chance, meeting WWII veteran Jack Ferrill at the Lions AllStar football game in 2016. Ferrill, who was 91 at the time Tennis interviewed him, played at Stockton High in 1943 and went on to coach in the Brentwood area for a number of years. Tennis was able to tie Ferrill’s story in with the late Pat Tillman, who starred at Leland High in San Jose and went on to play with the Arizona Cardinals before he was killed in action after enlisting in the U.S. Army. “That whole chapter turned out

Arlington, Texas Can the Horned Frogs’ fast, but not particularly stout, defense stop the Buckeyes combo of J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber? ... OHIO STATE 35-17. No. 5 Oklahoma (minus 17) at Iowa State Last time the Cyclones won two straight against the Sooners was 1961 ... OKLAHOMA 38-14.

pretty well, with how it began and ended,” Tennis said. “That was a really cool story within the story.” Tennis said the most rewarding part of the project was seeing the finished product in his hands for the first time, noting the cover looked just like he imagined. As for prospective readers, Tennis said he hopes the book puts a spotlight on some of the greatest individuals to play the sport in the state of California. “To tie it all together in one place,” Tennis said, “you want people to go ‘gosh, I did not think our state was that great.’ And it really is. “I wanted people to be inspired when they were finished.” The next episode of the Best of Preps podcast welcomes Cat EbojoVaughns, the first-year head coach of the Tracy High volleyball team.


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Cartoonist defends drawing of Serena Haiti and Japan, as a slender blond in the background. Knight defended himself during a radio interview Monday night, saying “It’s a cartoon about poor behavior. It’s nothing to do with race.” “People said I’m a racist because I drew Serena as an African American woman,” Knight said. “I drew her as this powerful figure, which she is, she’s strongly built. They say I’m racist because I drew Naomi Osaka in the background with blond hair. Well, she does have her hair dyed blond.” He added: “I think these days, I don’t think you can, it’s called punching down. You can’t punch down these days. And what that means is you can’t criticize minority groups for poor behavior. You just can’t go there. But I’m a cartoonist and I comment on all topics.” The Herald Sun also had its artist’s back. Editor Damon Johnston was quoted by the paper as saying: “A champion tennis player had a mega tantrum on the world stage, and Mark’s cartoon depicted that. It had nothing to do with gender or race. This was about a bad sport being mocked.”

By Chuck Schilken Los Angeles Times

A political cartoonist and the newspaper he works for spoke out Monday in defense a drawing of Serena Williams that some people are calling racist and sexist. The cartoon ran Monday in the Herald Sun, a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid based in Melbourne, Australia. It shows Williams during her now famous meltdown while playing Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final on Saturday. Artist Mark Knight purposely portrayed Williams in an unflattering light — stomping on her tennis racket with a baby’s pacifier on the ground nearby, as if it had popped out of her mouth. “I drew this cartoon Sunday night after seeing the US Open final, and seeing the world’s best tennis player have a tantrum and thought that was interesting,” he said in a Herald Sun article. But some people did not approve of the way Knight drew Williams — overweight with some other exaggerated features — especially when compared to his depiction of Osaka, whose parents are from

The newspaper also ran an editorial that stated: “The world has officially gone mad when a celebrated cartoonist is condemned by the social media hordes for depicting a famous sports star throwing an unedifying tantrum.” The editorial also stated: “To argue the Williams drawing is racist is an attempt to defeat cartooning — and satire — with a politically-correct barrage. “There is a valid and urgent need to continue the march toward true and real racial and sexual equality in all walks of life. “But those who seek to prosecute their antiracial agenda by identifying racism in the Knight cartoon — where it does not exist — completely miss the point of the drawing.” On Wednesday, the newspaper reprinted Knight’s drawing of Williams on its front page in a collage featuring caricatures of other famous people, with the headline, “Welcome to PC World.” “If the self-appointed censors of Mark Knight get their way on his Serena Williams cartoon, our new politically correct life will be very dull indeed,” the Herald Sun said on the front page.

SCOREBOARD Carolina New Orleans Atlanta NORTH Green Bay Minnesota Chicago Detroit WEST L.A. Rams Seattle San Francisco Arizona

PRO BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUE All times Pacific EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB z-Boston 100 46 .685 — New York 90 56 .616 10 Tampa Bay 80 65 .552 19½ Toronto 65 80 .448 34½ Baltimore 41 104 .283 58½ CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 82 64 .562 — Minnesota 67 78 .462 14½ Detroit 59 87 .404 23 Chicago 57 89 .390 25 Kansas City 49 96 .338 32½ WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 92 54 .630 — Oakland 89 57 .610 3 Seattle 79 66 .545 12½ Los Angeles 73 73 .500 19 Texas 62 84 .425 30 z-clinched playoff berth

Wednesday’s Games Houston 5, Detroit 4 Tampa Bay 3, Cleveland 1 San Diego 5, Seattle 4 Oakland 10, Baltimore 0 Boston 1, Toronto 0 Minnesota 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Chicago White Sox 4, Kansas City 2, 12 inn. L.A. Angels 8, Texas 1 Today’s Games Oakland (Anderson 3-4) at Baltimore (Bundy 7-14), 4:05 p.m. Toronto (Gaviglio 3-8) at Boston (Rodriguez 12-4), 4:10 p.m. Minnesota (Gonsalves 0-2) at Kansas City (Fillmyer 2-1), 5:15 p.m. Seattle (Paxton 11-6) at L.A. Angels (Shoemaker 2-0), 7:07 p.m. Friday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 4:05 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 4:05 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Boston, 4:10 p.m. Oakland at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m. Arizona at Houston, 5:10 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 5:15 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels, 7:07 p.m. Texas at San Diego, 7:10 p.m.

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WEEK 2 Today’s Game Baltimore at Cincinnati, 8:20 p.m. Sunday’s Games Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 10 a.m. Houston at Tennessee, 10 a.m. Indianapolis at Washington,10 a.m. Minnesota at Green Bay,10 a.m. Cleveland at New Orleans,10 a.m. Kansas City at Pittsburgh,10 a.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets, 10 a.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 10 a.m. L.A. Chargers at Buffalo, 10 a.m. Arizona at L.A. Rams, 1:05 p.m. Detroit at San Francisco, 1:05 p.m. Oakland at Denver, 1:25 p.m. New England at Jacksonville, 1:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 5:20 p.m. Monday’s Game Seattle at Chicago, 5:15 p.m.

ODDS PREGAME.COM LINE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National League FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG Chicago -120 at Washington at Colorado -127 Arizona at New York -181 Miami Los Angeles -187 at St. Louis American League Oakland -172 at Baltimore at Boston -265 Toronto at Kansas City -105 Minnesota at Los Angeles -129 Seattle

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Today FAVORITE OPEN TODAY Boston College 1 4½ Old Dominion 2 1 Friday at Memphis 23 27 Saturday at Tennessee 27½ 31 at Indiana 18 14½ at Maryland 11½ 16 at FIU 4½ 4 Miami 8 10 at Army 4½ 5½ at Penn State 37½ 35 Florida State 2½ 3 Oklahoma 13 18 at Nebraska 7½ 11½ at Kansas 4 2½ Georgia Tech 3 4 at Notre Dame14½ 14 Wednesday’s Games Virginia 5 3½ L.A. Dodgers 8, Cincinnati 1 at Michigan 30½ 35½ Pittsburgh 4, St. Louis 3 at Oklahoma St.4½ 2½ Atlanta 2, San Francisco 1 at Wisconsin 24 21 San Diego 5, Seattle 4 at Minnesota 14 12½ Washington 5, Philadelphia 1 at Auburn 8½ 10½ Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 1 South Florida 8 10 Colorado 5, Arizona 4 at No. Illinois 14 14 N.Y. Mets 13, Miami 0, 1st game at Clemson 36½ 33 Miami at N.Y. Mets, 2nd game, ppd. New Mexico 7 4 Today’s Games Tulane 1½ 4 Arizona (Buchholz 7-2) at Colorado (Freeland 14-7), at Baylor +4 6½ 12:10 p.m. at Florida 17½ 20½ Chicago Cubs (Montgomery 4-5) at Washington (Ross Houston +1½ 1 0-0), 1:05 p.m. at Kansas St. 21½ 21½ Miami (Alcantara 2-0) at N.Y. Mets (Matz 5-11), 4:10 at Arkansas 5 7 p.m. at Oregon 39 41½ L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 7-5) at St. Louis (Gomber 5-0), at Buffalo 3 3½ 4:15 p.m. at Nevada 7½ 3½ Friday’s Games Alabama 22½ 21 Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 11:20 a.m. Arkansas St. 1 1 Miami at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m. at So. Alabama 10 10½ N.Y. Mets at Boston, 4:10 p.m. at Georgia 32½ 33½ Washington at Atlanta, 4:35 p.m. Missouri 7½ 6 Arizona at Houston, 5:10 p.m. at Northwstrn22½ 21 Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 5:10 p.m. at Miss. St. 32½ 32½ L.A. Dodgers at St. Louis, 5:15 p.m. at Texas A&M 27 26½ Texas at San Diego, 7:10 p.m. at Louisville 19 22½ Colorado at San Francisco, 7:15 p.m. at Texas 3 3½ Ohio State 8½ 13½ Washington 5½ 6½ Fresno St. Pk 1½ Arizona St 1½ 5½ W 82 74 74 66 57 W 84 84 81 72 63 W 80 79 77 68 59

L 64 71 72 78 87 L 61 63 65 73 84 L 65 67 69 79 88

PCT. .562 .510 .507 .458 .396 PCT. .579 .571 .555 .497 .429 PCT. .552 .541 .527 .463 .401

GB — 7½ 8 15 24 GB — 1 3½ 12 22 GB — 1½ 3½ 13 22


NFL All times Pacific AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T Miami 1 0 0 New England 1 0 0 N.Y. Jets 1 0 0 Buffalo 0 1 0 SOUTH W L T Jacksonville 1 0 0 Houston 0 1 0 Indianapolis 0 1 0 Tennessee 0 1 0 NORTH W L T Baltimore 1 0 0 Cincinnati 1 0 0 Cleveland 0 0 1 Pittsburgh 0 0 1 WEST W L T Kansas City 1 0 0 Denver 1 0 0 L.A. Chargers 0 1 0 Oakland 0 1 0

PCT. 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 PCT. 1.000 .000 .000 .000 PCT. 1.000 1.000 .500 .500 PCT. 1.000 1.000 .000 .000

PF 27 27 48 3 PF 20 20 23 20 PF 47 34 21 21 PF 38 27 28 13

PA 20 20 27 47 PA 15 27 34 27 PA 3 23 21 21 PA 28 24 38 33

NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L Washington 1 0 Philadelphia 1 0 N.Y. Giants 0 1 Dallas 0 1 SOUTH W L Tampa Bay 1 0

PCT. 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 PCT. 1.000

PF 24 18 15 8 PF 48

PA 6 12 20 16 PA 40

T 0 0 0 0 T 0


National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS — Placed RB Kenneth Dixon on injured reserve. Signed RB De’Lance Turner from the practice squad. CAROLINA PANTHERS — Placed RT Daryl Williams on injured reserve. Signed OT Chris Clark. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Released QB Matt Barkley from injured reserve/injury settlement. DETROIT LIONS — Waived RB Zach Zenner from injured reserve. HOUSTON TEXANS — Placed T Seantrel Henderson and CB Kevin Johnson on injured reserve. Signed CB Shareece Wright. Signed T Roderick Johnson from the practice squad. Signed CB Breon Borders, WR Malachi Dupre and T David Sharpe to the practice squad. Released NT Darius Kilgo from the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed RB Kenneth Farrow to the practice squad. Released WR Jace Billingsley from the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS — Activated LB Kevin Pierre-Louis from the suspended list. Waived OL Ben Braden. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Placed LS Andrew DePaola on injured reserve. Waived WR Keon Hatcher and LB Shilique Calhoun. Signed WR Martavis Bryant and LS Trent Sieg. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed LB Terence Garvin to a one-year contract. Signed OL Najee Toran from the practice squad. Placed LB Brock Coyle on injured reserve. Signed WR Frank Stephens to the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed WR Jehu Chesson from the practice squad. Signed DB Jeremy Reaves to the practice squad. Placed WR Trey Quinn on the reserve/injured list. Canadian Football League CFL — Fined Ottawa DL J.R. Tavai and Calgary DB Brandon Smith undisclosed amounts for leading with their helmets and fined Calgary OL Randy Richards an undisclosed amount for using profanity directly into a TSN camera.

HOCKEY LINE +110 +117 +166 +172 +160 +235 -105 +119

National, Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Signed coach John Tortorella to a two-year contract extension. ST. LOUIS BLUES — Signed D Jordan Schmaltz to a two-year contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Announced a five-year affiliation agreement with Syracuse (AHL). ECHL ECHL — Named Dan Lynch vice president of business operations.


NATIONAL LEAGUE All times Pacific EAST DIVISION Atlanta Philadelphia Washington New York Miami CENTRAL DIVISION Chicago Milwaukee St. Louis Pittsburgh Cincinnati WEST DIVISION Colorado Los Angeles Arizona San Francisco San Diego

NEW YORK METS — Named vice president of media relations, Jay Horwitz, to vice president of alumni public relations and team historian. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Activated INF Jedd Gyorko from the 10-day DL.

O/U UNDERDOG 54 at WFU 40 at Charlotte 58½

Georgia St.

47½ 59 52 60½ 57½ 62 64 68 55½ 57½ 44½ 52½ 52 53½ 53½ 64 45½ 46½ 44½ 59 44½ 47 58 57 49 56 71 46½ 70 69 53½ 70 71 72 50 54 65½ 45 65½ 66 56½ 48 60 47 51 45½

UTEP Ball St. Temple UMass at Toledo Hawaii Kent St. at Syracuse at Iowa St. Troy Rutgers at Pittsburgh Vanderbilt Ohio SMU Boise St. BYU Miami (OH) LSU Illinois Cent. Mich. Ga. Southern at NMSU at UAB Duke Colorado St. at Texas Tech UTSAa North Texas San Jose St. E. Michigan Oregon St. at Mississippi at Tulsa TexasState Middle Tenn. at Purdue Akron ULL ULM W. Kentucky SouthernCal. TCU at Utah at UCLA at S.D. State

NFL Today FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Cincinnati +1 1 44½ Baltimore Sunday at Washington 3 6 46½ Indianapolis at Atlanta 4 6 44½ Carolina at Green Bay 3 Off Off Minnesota L.A. Chargers 7½ 7 42½ at Buffalo at Tennessee Off Off Off Houston at Pittsburgh 4½ 4 52½ Kansas City at N.Y. Jets Pk 3 44 Miami Philadelphia 3 3 44 at TampaBay at New Orleans7½ 8 49½ Cleveland at L.A. Rams 8½ 12½ 45 Arizona at San Fran. 3½ 6 47½ Detroit New England Pk 1 45 at Jacksnvile at Denver 3 6 45½ Oakland at Dallas 5 3 42 N.Y. Giants Monday at Chicago 3 3½ 43½ Seattle Updated odds available at

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEES — Recalled RHP Chance Adams from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). National League

United Soccer League USL — Suspended Reno D Jordan Murrell and Seattle D Tony Alfaro one game each for receiving red cards in their games on Sept. 8. Suspended Penn D Jake Bond and C Ken Tribbett, Fresno MF Alex Cooper, Tulsa G Fabian Cerda and MF Joaquin Rivas and Rio Grande Valley D Kai Greene one game each after receiving their fifth cautions of the season.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL THE AP TOP 25 POLL The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sep. 8, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and last week’s ranking: RECORD PTS LW 1. Alabama (54) 2-0 1,517 1 2. Clemson (6) 2-0 1,430 2 3. Georgia 2-0 1,407 3 4. Ohio State 2-0 1,288 4 5. Oklahoma 2-0 1,263 6 6. Wisconsin (1) 2-0 1,227 5 7. Auburn 2-0 1,224 7 8. Notre Dame 2-0 1,022 8 9. Stanford 2-0 992 10 10. Washington 1-1 884 9 11. Penn State 2-0 836 13 12. Louisiana State 2-0 830 11 13. Virginia Tech 2-0 794 12 14. West Virginia 2-0 793 14 15. Texas Christian 2-0 678 16 16. Mississippi State 2-0 654 18 17. Boise State 2-0 500 20 18. Central Florida 2-0 494 19 19. Michigan 1-1 385 21 20. Oregon 2-0 301 23 21. Miami (Fla.) 1-1 299 22 22. Southern California 1-1 250 17 23. Arizona State 2-0 139 — 24. Oklahoma State 2-0 119 — 25. Michigan State 1-1 104 — Others receiving votes: Utah 92, Texas A&M 90, Boston College 45, Houston 32, Maryland 30, Colorado 25, Iowa 23, Kentucky 19, Duke 10, NC State 9, Mississippi 5, Hawaii 5, Washington State 4, South Florida 3, South Carolina 2, Florida State 1.

AMWAY COACHES TOP 25 POLL The Amway Top 25 football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 8, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and last week’s ranking: RECORD PTS LW 1. Alabama (59) 2-0 1,571 1 2. Clemson (3) 2-0 1,481 2 3. Georgia 2-0 1,437 3 4. Ohio State (1) 2-0 1,391 4 5. Oklahoma 2-0 1,319 5 6. Wisconsin 2-0 1,252 6 7. Auburn 2-0 1,221 7 8. Notre Dame 2-0 1,029 8 9. Stanford 2-0 1,010 9 10. Penn State 2-0 930 10 11. Virginia Tech 2-0 862 14 12. Washington 1-1 852 11 13. Louisiana State 2-0 850 15 14. Texas Christian 2-0 743 16 15. West Virginia 2-0 727 17 16. Mississippi State 2-0 650 18 17. Boise State 2-0 507 19 18. Central Florida 2-0 438 20 19. Oklahoma State 2-0 325 23 20. Miami (Fla.) 1-1 296 21 21. Southern California 1-1 295 12 22. Michigan 1-1 270 22 23. Oregon 2-0 255 NR 24. Michigan State 1-1 152 13 25. Arizona State 2-0 92 NR Others receiving votes: Texas A&M 87, Utah 86, Houston 46, South Carolina 43, Boston College 37, Kentucky 34, South Florida 27, Washington State 21, Colorado 20, Florida State 17, N.C. State 16, Iowa 15, Duke 13, Appalachian State 12, Cincinnati 11, Hawaii 10, Maryland 9, Missouri 8, Memphis 3, Vanderbilt 3, Arkansas State 1, Texas 1.

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SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL): NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): COREY A. URBANEK, AN INDIVIDUAL; SHELLY A. URBANEK; AN INDIVIDUAL; FIRSTPLUS FINANCIAL, INC.; AND DOES 1 THROUGH 20, INCLUSIVE YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center ( selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (, the California Courts Online Self-Help Center ( selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. iAVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (, en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagarla cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (, en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, ( o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. Case Number (Numero del Caso): STK-CV-URP-2018-1075 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA 180 E. WEBER AVE; 2ND FLOOR STOCKTON, CA 95202 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): LAUREL I. HANDLY (SBN 174386) (858) 750-7600 (619) 590-1385 CHARLES A. CORREIA (SBN 86123) ALDRIDGE PITE, LLP, 4375 JUTLAND DRIVE, SUITE 200 SAN DIEGO, CA 92177-0935 DATE (Fecha): JANUARY 29, 2018 ROSA JUNQUEIRO Clerk, (Secretario) by ENEDINA LISITSIN Deputy (Adjunto) A4660048 06/08/2018, 06/15/2018, 06/22/2018, 06/29/2018 #1127083


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NOTICE OF LIEN SALE ---------Notice is hereby given pursuant to California Business and Professional Codes #2170021716, Section 2328 of the UCC of the Penal Code, Section 535 the undersigned, Storquest Self Storage of Stockton, will sell at public sale by competitive bidding the personal property of: Name: Manuel Garcia, Manuel R. Garcia, David Lehr, Reg (Dakota) Mcmahon, Daniel Merlan, Kelly Danel(2), Adrian Sarraraz, Stephanie Lorenzi, Ferdinand Rebultan, Guadalupe Villareal, Zaldy T. Jumalon, Dorothy Elizardo, Karen Dawson, Roberto Morales, Summer Bradshau. Property to be sold: household goods, furniture, appliances, clothes, toys, tools, boxes & contents. Auctioneer Company: The Sale will end at 10:00 AM , September 27, 2018. Goods must be paid in CASH at site and removed at completion of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Storquest Stockton 1840 E. March Lane Stockton, CA 95210 (209)478-6795 #1127639 9/13, 20, 2018 NOTICE OF LIEN SALE ---------Notice is hereby given pursuant to California Business and Professional Codes #2170021716, Section 2328 of the UCC of the Penal Code, Section 535 the undersigned, Big E Self Storage of Stockton, will sell at public sale by competitive bidding the personal property of: Name: Lauren G. Rey, Antonio Cervantes, and Virginia Powers. Property to be sold: household goods, furniture, appliances, clothes, toys, tools, boxes & contents. Auctioneer Company: The Sale will end at 10:00AM September 27th, 2018. Goods must be paid in CASH at site and removed at completion of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Big E Self Storage, 4201 Newton Road, Stockton, CA 95205 (209) 941-4585 #1127462 9/13, 20, 2018


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 00000007581937 Title Order No.: 180221463 FHA/VA/PMI No.: ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY APPLIES ONLY TO COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR, NOT TO THIS RECORDED ORIGINAL NOTICE. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/04/2001. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/10/2001 as Instrument No. 01201152 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of SAN JOAQUIN County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: KRAIG ANDERSON AND PEGGY ANDERSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by California Civil Code 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 10/10/2018 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE EAST WEBER AVENUE ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 222 EAST WEBER AVENUE, STOCKTON, CA 95201. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 8938 HILDRETH LANE, STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA 95212 APN#: 086-400-02 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $248,163.75. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 00000007581937. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES and POSTING 714-730-2727 BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP as Trustee 20955 Pathfinder Road, Suite 300 Diamond Bar, CA 91765 (866) 795-1852 Dated: 08/28/2018 BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. A-4668570 09/06/2018, 09/13/2018, 09/20/2018 #1127117





And ALL INTERESTED PARTIES Notice is hereby given that a petition for the forfeiture of certain specified property in the amount of TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS IN U.S. CURRENCY ($25,650.00) seized on July 12, 2018, pursuant to California Health & Safety Code § 11470 et seq., has been filed in the Superior Court of San Joaquin County. Any interested party may file a claim with the Superior Court stating the nature and extent of his or her claimed interest in the property. The claim must be verified and filed with the Court Clerk within 30 days from the date of receipt of this notice or within 30 days from the last publication of this notice. Address of the Court:

Superior Court, San Joaquin County 180 E. Weber Avenue Room 200 Stockton, California 95202

An endorsed copy of the claim must also be served on the District Attorney’s Office at 222 E. Weber Avenue, Room 101, Stockton, California 95202. Where a contested hearing is held, a claimant with standing has the following rights, which include but are not limited to: the use of the subpoena powers of the court and to order witnesses to attend, testify on one’s own behalf, submit evidence showing the legitimacy of the seized assets, and the right to cross examine the petitioner’s witnesses. Since this is a civil action, a claimant with standing has also the right to represent himself or herself or hire his or her own attorney. There is no right to an appointed counsel in this case. If no claim is properly filed within the time allowed, the petitioner will move to have the property ordered forfeited to the State, to be disposed of according to law. Name, Mailing Address and Telephone Number of Petitioner’s Attorney: TORI VERBER SALAZAR DISTRICT ATTORNEY Kevin A. Hicks, Deputy District Attorney P.O. Box 990 Stockton, California 95201 (209) 468-2400 #1127648 9/13, 20, 27, 2018 NOTICE INVITING BIDS ---------NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Joaquin, State of California, at General Services Department - Capital Projects, San Joaquin County Administration Building, 44 North San Joaquin Street, Conference Room 571, Stockton, CA 95202, until 2:00 PM PDT, on October 19, 2018, for furnishing all labor, material, tax, transportation, equipment, and services necessary for Job Order Contracts (JOC-016, JOC-017, JOC-018, JOC-019, JOC-020) in accordance with the specifications and working details and other contract documents now on file with the County of San Joaquin General Services Department - Capital Projects, located as noted above. This solicitation consists of up to five (5) separate Job Order Contracts. Only one (1) Bid may be submitted by a bidder. A bidder may be awarded at most one (1) Contract from this solicitation. If a single Job Order Contract is to be awarded, it will be awarded to the lowest, responsive, responsible bidder. If multiple (up to five) Job Order Contracts are to be awarded, they will be awarded to the lowest, responsive, responsible bidders. A successful bidder will be awarded only one (1) contract from this Bid Solicitation. A Job Order Contract: Is an indefinite quantity contract pursuant to which the Contractor may perform an ongoing series of individual Projects at different locations throughout the County. The bid documents include a Construction Task Catalog® containing construction tasks with preset Unit Prices. All Unit Prices are based on local labor, material, and equipment prices, and are for the direct cost of construction. The Contractor will bid four Adjustment Factors to be applied to the Unit Prices. One Adjustment Factor is for performing work at General Facilities during Normal Working Hours, a second Adjustment Factor is for performing work at General Facilities during Other Than Normal Working Hours, a third Adjustment Factor is for performing work at Secure Facilities during Normal Working Hours, and a fourth Adjustment Factor is for performing work at Secure Facilities during Other Than Normal Working Hours. The same four Adjustment Factors shall apply to every Pre-priced Task in the Construction Task Catalog®. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that a Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference for all bidders is tentatively scheduled for 1:30 PM PDT on September 24, 2018, at the San Joaquin County Administration Building, 44 North San Joaquin Street, Fifth Floor, Conference Room 571, Stockton, CA 95202. Bids will not be accepted from any bidder who did not attend the Pre-Bid Conference. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that Bids will be opened and tabulated by or on behalf of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors at General Services Department - Capital Projects Administration immediately after 2:00 PM PDT, on said October 19, 2018. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that copies of the contract documents may be viewed, printed or downloaded via the San Joaquin County General Services Department - Capital Projects website at: Copies of the contract documents may also be purchased through ARC Document Solutions-Stockton (formerly Stockton Blueprint) at, or at the ARC Document Solutions-Stockton offices at 1421 North El Dorado Street, Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 4648724. In addition, a copy of the contract documents for the project are on file with the Builders’ Exchange of Stockton at , or at the Builders’ Exchange of Stockton offices at 4561 Quail Lakes Drive, Suite B2, Stockton CA 95207, (209) 478-1000 (main). If you have any questions or problems obtaining the contract documents, please call Daniel Moore, General Services Department-Capital Projects at (209) 468-9625 or (preferred). NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that Bids must be from contractors holding a State of California B-General Building Contractor License. Bids must be sealed and accompanied by certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond made payable to the County of San Joaquin in the sum of twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000). The check or bonds shall be given as a guarantee that the successful bidder will enter into a written contract within ten (10) calendar days after being requested to do so and will be considered as the stipulated amount of liquidated damages in the event the bidder is unable to or refuses to execute a contract for the work. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that as part of a Bid submittal, the bidder is required to provide references for at least three (3) projects involving remodel, renovations, or tenant improvements completed within the last five (5) years. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that the general prevailing wage rates have been determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and it shall be mandatory upon the contractor to whom the contract is awarded, and upon any subcontractor, to pay not less than these specified rates to all laborers, workmen, mechanics and apprentices employed by them in execution of the contract, all in accordance with the provisions of Labor Code Sections 1770 through 1781, inclusive. Prevailing wage rates are available at the DIR’s website at: The contractor shall also meet the registration and qualification requirements of Labor Code Sections 1771.1 and 1725.5, which became effective on June 20, 2014, as part of Senate Bill (SB) 854. Additional information about these requirements, SB 854, and the new public works program regarding compliance monitoring, administration, and enforcement of prevailing wage law is available on the DIR’s website at: California Labor Code Section 1771.1(a): A contractor shall not be qualified to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, subject to the requirements of Section 4104 of the Public Contract Code, or engage in the performance of any contract for public work, as defined in the chapter, unless currently registered and qualified to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5. It is not a violation of this section for an unregistered contractor to submit a bid that is authorized by Section 7029.1 of the Business and Professions Code or by Section 10164 or 20103.5 of the Public Contract Code, provided the contractor is registered to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5 at the time the contract is awarded. Prevailing Wage Rates: In accordance with the provisions of Labor Code Sections 1770 through 1781, the general prevailing rate of wages, as determined by the Director of the DIR, shall be paid to all trades performing work under this Contract. The work is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR. No contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract, on a public works project, on or after April 1, 2015, unless registered with the DIR pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5. Additionally on or after January 1, 2016, contractor and subcontractor shall be required to furnish electronic certified payroll record to the Labor Commissioner for all public works projects, new or ongoing. Additional information about these requirements, SB 854, and the new public works program regarding compliance monitoring, administration, and enforcement of prevailing wage law is available on the DIR’s website at: and gov/Public-Works/Enforcement.html. Proof of DIR Registration: Contractor will be required to submit DIR registration numbers for their company and all subcontractors. Contractor shall provide for each subcontractor the DIR PWC100 contractor/subcontractor registration number or registration page confirming the subcontractors’ registration with DIR. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that San Joaquin County has adopted a goal to strongly encourage local hire participation in the construction workforce in accordance with Board of Supervisors policy. a. Local Hire Information Form and Checklist is not required with the bid, but will be required during the Job Order Proposal process to demonstrate their attempts to employ local hire. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that Bids shall be made upon the form provided by the County and shall be properly completed with all items filled out; numbers shall be in writing and figures; the signatures of all persons signing shall be in longhand. No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of 60 calendar days after the time set for the opening of bids, and the Board will act to accept or reject bids within that period of time. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that upon the Contractor’s request, the County will make payment of funds withheld from progress payments pursuant to the requirements of Public Contract Code Section 22300 if the contractor deposits in escrow with the County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector, or with a bank acceptable to the County, securities eligible for the investment under Government Code Section 16430, bank or savings and loan certificates of deposit, interest-bearing demand deposit accounts, standby letters of credit, or any other security mutually agreed to by the Contractor and the County. The escrow agreement between the Contractor and the County in this regard shall be substantially similar to the form set forth in Public Contract Code Section 22300(f). NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that the County selected The Gordian Group’s Job Order Contracting (JOC) Complete Solution (JOC Complete SolutionTM) for their JOC program. The Gordian JOC Complete Solution includes proprietary eGordian® JOC Applications and Construction Task Catalog®, which shall be used by the Contractor to prepare and submit Job Order Proposals, subcontractor lists, and other requirements specified by the County. The Contractor shall be required to execute Gordian’s JOC System License and Fee Agreement, and pay a 1% JOC System License Fee to obtain access to the Gordian JOC Complete Solution. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT the Board of Supervisors reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and further reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bids. #1127310 9/13, 20, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT DOC. NO. 2018-100450 -------------The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Professional House Cleaning G&G, 5216 Basilica Dr. #159, Stockton, CA 95207 Jose R. Guevara Zoila D. Gomez 5216 Basilica Dr. #159 Stockton, CA 95207 This business is conducted by: a married couple The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A JOSE R. GUEVARA Filed: September 7, 2018 Steve J. Bestolarides County of San Joaquin Recorder-County Clerk #1127633 NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE ---------NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a mobilehome, registered to CYNTHIA SUSAN BIDWELL, interested parties HUGO RODRIGUEZ, REYNA PEREZ, Legal Owner JOHN S. GOULD and described as a 1958 UNIVERSAL, Decal Number ABB5645, Serial Number 455979J, Label/Insignia Number Unknown, and stored on property within the Shady Grove Mobile Home Park, at 555 Moffat Blvd., Manteca 95336, County of San Joaquin, California, (specifically the space designated as #37 within the park), will be sold by auction at Shady Grove Mobile Home Park, 555 Moffat Blvd., Manteca 95336, County of San Joaquin, California, (specifically the space designated as #37 within the park), on September 28, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., and such succeeding sales days as may be necessary, and the proceeds of the sales will be applied to the satisfaction of the lien, including the reasonable charges of notice, advertisement, and sale. This sale is conducted on a cash or certified fund basis only (cash, cashier’s check or traveler’s checks only). Personal checks and/or business checks are not acceptable. Payment is due and payable immediately following the sale. No exceptions. The mobilehome and/or contents are sold as is, where is, with no guarantees. This sale is under the authority of California Civil Code 798.56a and Commercial Code 7210. DATED: September 10, 2018 CARLA H. ROBERTSON 610 Fulton Avenue, Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95825 (916) 443-9000 #1127640 9/13, 20, 2018 T.S. No. 17-49367 APN: 137-130-05 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/19/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: RICHARD L. PHILLIPS AND MELISSA M. GUZMAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Zieve, Brodnax & Steele, LLP Deed of Trust recorded 4/26/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-080052 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Joaquin County, California, Date of Sale: 10/1/2018 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the East Weber Avenue entrance to the County Courthouse 222 East Weber Avenue Stockton CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $122,580.05 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1020 NORTH MADISON STREET STOCKTON, California 95202 Described as follows: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust A.P.N #.: 137-130-05 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 848-9272 or visit this Internet Web site, using the file number assigned to this case 17-49367. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Dated: 8/29/2018 Zieve, Brodnax & Steele, LLP, as Trustee 30 Corporate Park, Suite 450 Irvine, CA 92606 For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (714) 848-7920 For Sale Information: (714) 848-9272 ________________________________ _ Andrew Buckelew, Trustee Sale Assistant THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE EPP 26458 Pub Dates 09/06, 09/13, 09/20/2018 #1127118

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NOTICE OF LIEN SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to California Business and Professional Coded #2170021716, Section 2328 of the UCC of the Penal Code, Section 535 the undersigned, Smartstop Self Storage of Stockton located at 7760 Lorraine Ave., Stockton, Ca 95210, will sell at public auction by competitive bidding the personal property of: Sandra Acox, Christina Rodgers, Brian Muhammad, Eva Gonzalez, Kim Brown, Kem Chandar, Jessica Romingquet, Diamond Hill, Michael Osgood, Lenienn Gipson, Lyne Singletary, Roberta Lua, Larae Towles, Alvin Greer. Property to be sold: household goods, furniture, appliances, clothes, toys, boxes & contents. Auctioneer Company The Sale will end at 10:00 AM, September 27, 2018. Goods must be paid in CASH at site and removed at completion of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. 9/13, 9/20/18 CNS-3172996# THE RECORD #1127642 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF BUTTE, 1775 Concord Avenue, Chico, CA 95928 CITATION FOR PUBLICATION UNDER CALIFORNIA WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE SECTION 294 To: MARK QUENZER and anyone claiming to be a parent of: M.D.Q. born on JANUARY 18, 2005 at LODI MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, LODI, CA A hearing will be held on OCTOBER 25, 2018 at 8:30 AM in Dept: TBA, Room: TBA located at Superior Court of California, County of Butte, 1775 Concord Avenue, Chico, CA 95928 At the hearing the court will consider the recommendation of the social worker or probation officer. The social worker or probation officer will recommend that your child be freed from your legal custody so that the child may be adopted. If the court follows the recommendation, all your parental rights to the child will be terminated. You are required to be present at the hearing, to present evidence, and you have the right to be represented by an attorney. If you do not have an attorney and cannot afford one, the court will appoint an attorney for you. If the court terminated your parental rights, the order may be final. The court will proceed with this hearing whether or not you are present. Signed: Kimberly Flener, Clerk Dated: AUGUST 7, 2018 Case Number: 17DP00307 Published: August 23, 30, September 6 and 13 of 2018. #1125987 T.S. No.: 9987-7357 TSG Order No.: 7301803058-70 A.P.N.: 072-440-25 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/23/2013. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Affinia Default Services, LLC, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 04/26/2013 as Document No.: 2013055042, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Joaquin County, California, executed by: JASON S. RICHARDS, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Sale Date & Time: 10/04/2018 at 09:00 AM Sale Location: San Joaquin County Courthouse, 222 E. Weber Avenue, Stockton, CA 95202, East Weber Avenue Entrance The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1739 WAUDMAN AVENUE, STOCKTON, CA 95209 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an "AS IS" condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $154,112.19 (Estimated) as of 09/13/2018. Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call, 1-800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site,, for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, T.S.# 9987-7357. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Affinia Default Services, LLC 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 833-290-7452 For Trustee Sale Information Log On To: or Call: 1-800-280-2832. Affinia Default Services, LLC, Jorge Torres, Foreclosure Associate This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. However, if you have received a discharge of the debt referenced herein in a bankruptcy proceeding, this is not an attempt to impose personal liability upon you for payment of that debt. In the event you have received a bankruptcy discharge, any action to enforce the debt will be taken against the property only. NPP0338646 To: STOCKTON RECORD 08/30/2018, 09/06/2018, 09/13/2018 #1126513

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